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Blyth town flag

From the home page of the Blyth Progress Association:

"Blyth is an exciting town in the Mid North of South Australia with unlimited opportunities.Blyth's farming community spans on the plains between the Clare Hills in the east and the Barunga Ranges in the west. Blyth's town population is 300 people with a further 100 people living on farms, and has an average rainfall of 420mm. The district's climate and soil are well suited to growing cereal, legumes, hay, olives, cattle, sheep and pigs. Blyth is well known to its district neighbours for its strong small community and big spirit. Never afraid to "have a go"."

"In 1989 a design for a Blyth flag was selected from 26 entries. The final design depicts yellow for our golden grain, blue for the clear blue skies, red for the historical sporting colours, green for the new winter season and finally the Southern Cross a feature of our night skies. The flag is flown at Padnaindi Reserve at special community events."

The flag can be seen on the contact page.
Valentin Poposki, 28 November 2008

The flag has horizontal stipes of yellow at the top and bottom. Between them is an area of blue above an area of green, both extending from hoist to fly, with the green thicker at the hoist forming the shape of hills/mountains, giving way to a similar thickness of blue (sky) in the fly end of the flag. All changes in colour are fimbriated in red, and the blue area in the fly contains a white southern cross, stars pointed 7-7-7-7-5 as in the Australian national flag, tilted towards the top fly.

Blyth is now in the Wakefield Reginal Council, and I wouldn't think it has any government of its own, hence the flag being promoted by the Progress Association. However, the flag was adopted well before the 1996 mergers which formed the regional council, so it was quite possibly adopted by an official body.
Jonathan Dixon, 28 November 2008