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From 1876 to 1904 South Australia used a different badge from the one now on its flag. It represented Britannia talking to an aborigine. South Australia also used the red ensign with the same badge from 1876 to 1901 as civil ensign. Source: R.D. Kelly, Australian State Flags (1865-1904): A British Admiralty Legacy, report of the XIII ICV, Melbourne, 1989.
Mario Fabretto, 06 July 1997
South Australia State Governor still used the defaced Union Flag. It changed to a defaced Blue Ensign in 1976. I don't know what the ensign defacements are.
David Prothero, 24 February 1997
by Arnaud Leroy, 21 Sep 2001
The Adelaide City Council approved the design of the Armorial Flag on August 2, 1982.
It replaced the "unofficial decoration" the Coat of Arms on white background which had flown outside the Town Hall Adelaide on special occasions during the previous half century.
The new design was prepared by the garter king of Arms of the College of Arms, London.
The symbols used for the flag have been taken from the shield of the Arms of the City of Adelaide.
It is a flag with a blue background with a gold and a red cross dividing it into the four quarters of the Arms.
The flag is bordered on three side in the blue and gold colors of the Corporation, taken from the wreath below the crest of the Arms.
information courtesy of City of Adelaide web site