Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Flying the Flags

On this day in 1901, the newly formed Australian Commonwealth flew her national flag for the first time. 

The result of a hot competition, (where 32,000 entrants vied for the historical accolade) our flag came together when five visionaries were selected for their almost identical entries. The melding of Union Jack and Southern Cross captured the essence of who we were at the turn of that century, and continues to fly over our vast land and her diverse people.

One year later, our good neighbour New Zealand flew her current flag for the first time. 

Fast forward to 2013, and a pioneering group of Australasians has come together to shape something unique. Australasian Christian Writers is a community of writers and book lovers who talk about all things related to Christian books. We're passing around the cyber Anzac biscuits and Tim Tams this week ~ so grab a cuppa and join us.

Yesterday, our launch week kicked off with a MEGA book giveaway. It'll run all week, and you're invited to join the conversation with your very own G’day.

Yes, our flag is flying, proud and high. On our first day we bounced over 100 comments across the blogosphere. But there's so much more coming, and we look forward to sharing it with you Monday through Friday every week. 

We're waiting to meet you, at Australasian Christian Writers.