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State Ensign (Fiji)

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[State Ensign (Fiji)] 1:2 image by Željko Heimer
Flag adopted 10th October 1970, coat-of-arms adopted 4th July 1908

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(Dark) blue ensign with the shield of the arms set in the fly.
Željko Heimer
, 1 September 2001

Quarantine Ensign

A quarantine ensign was prescribed in Fiji's Quarantine Regulations (approx 1938-1959) and British Solomon Islands Protectorate Quarantine (General) Rules (approx 1930-1962). It may also have been prescribed in earlier versions of these laws, and the text reads as:
Launches while on quarantine duty shall fly the quarantine ensign. The quarantine ensign shall be a blue ensign showing (on a circular yellow disc or badge) the crown over an anchor crossed by a serpent-coiled red.
The last word 'red' may have been a typo with the correct word being 'rod' but if so, no indication has been found that it was ever corrected in either nation's prescription. The ensign was most likely intended as a British Blue Ensign with this mainly yellow badge placed in the fly centre. There was a very similar quarantine ensign prescription in the Quarantine Regulations of Australia (1911-1935) and the Territory of New Guinea (1924-1956). Both of these used the word 'rod'.
Jeff Thomson, 22 February 2017