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Antarctica — True South proposal

Last modified: 2020-08-02 by randy young
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[True South	 proposal]
image by Evan Townsend, 1 August 2020

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About the flag

I was initially writing to bring to your attention a new flag proposal for Antarctica, True South. The flag was designed in Antarctica and will be flown across the continent this austral summer. The website includes most of the details. but as the designer of the flag, I'm happy to offer more information on it.
Evan Townsend, 1 August 2020

Horizontal stripes of navy and white represent the long days and nights at Antarctica's extreme latitude. In the center, a lone white peak erupts from a field of snow and ice, echoing those of the bergs, mountains, and pressure ridges that define the Antarctic horizon. The long shadow it casts forms the unmistakable shape of a compass arrow pointed south. Together, the two center shapes create a diamond, symbolizing the hope that Antarctica will continue to be a center of peace, discovery, and cooperation for generations to come.
copied from the True South website (

Use of the flag

During the austral summer season of 2020-2021, True South will be flown across the continent of Antarctica. It will be displayed at 9 islands, 8 stations, 2 research vessels, one trans-continental convoy, and counting. It is already being raised in locations across the globe in a show of solidarity with the continent.
copied from the True South website (