Image: Chinese Flag: H540

Chinese Flag: H540

19th century Chinese silk flag or banner, presented to the colonial official Mr Zhai, probably in Hong Kong, China.

Stan Florek
© Australian Museum


The characters on the right read: ‘Gong Song’ (praise); ‘Da Ying Guo Zhai Da Ren De Zheng’ (Benevolent ruler Mr Zhai for Great Britain). The characters on left read: ‘Zhong Guan Min Pu Hu Ren Deng Tong Bai’ (given by all officials and businessmen). The four central characters read: ‘Qun Qing Gan Dai’ (gratitude and respect).

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