Flag of Western Australia
The badge shows a mourning swan on a golden disc , which looks towards the leech side. The black swan, namesake and typical bird of the Swan River , has been the symbol of Western Australia since at least the 1830s. The first settlement, today's Perth , was named after the river Swan River Settlement (settlement on the Swan River ).
In 1870, the first flag of Western Australia was introduced, which was almost identical to the current one. The only difference was that the swan was looking the other way. The direction of the swan was changed according to the vexillogischen guidelines, according to which animals on flags always have to look in the direction of the Liek.