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Travel Bug Dog Tag Flag of New Zealand TB

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Saturday, 12 May 2012
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


The flag of New Zealand is a defaced Blue Ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right. The stars represent the constellation of Crux, the Southern Cross.  New Zealand's first flag, the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand, was adopted before New Zealand became a British colony.  Chosen by an assembly of Māori chiefs in 1834, the flag was of a St George's Cross with another cross in the canton containing four stars on a blue field.  After the formation of the colony in 1841, British ensigns began to be used. The current flag was designed and adopted for restricted use in 1869 and became the national flag in 1902. It is the British Blue Ensign, incorporating a stylised representation of the Southern Cross showing the four brightest stars in the constellation. Each star varies slightly in size. The Union Flag in the canton recalls New Zealand's colonial ties to Britain.
The need for a flag of New Zealand first became clear when the trading ship Sir George Murray, built in the Hokianga, was seized by Customs officials in the port of Sydney. The ship had been sailing without a flag, a violation of British navigation laws.  New Zealand was not a colony at the time and had no flag. Among the passengers on the ship were two high-ranking Māori chiefs, believed to be Patuone and Taonui. The ship's detainment was reported as arousing indignation among the Māori population. Unless a flag was selected, ships would continue to be seized.

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Tracking History (3383.7mi) View Map

Mark Missing 05/20/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 01/10/2016 Team MerlinsBeard placed it in Edelin's Cache California - 2.88 miles  Visit Log
  • Bye bye
Visited 01/09/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Strap-on Islands California - 3.66 miles  Visit Log

On to the next.

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Visited 01/09/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Headed to Drive in !! California - .45 miles  Visit Log

Off to another.

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Visited 01/09/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Barstow Geocache Craze!- Old Skool Movies California - 1.61 miles  Visit Log

Just a visit.

Visited 01/09/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Old Bills Hidden Cache California - 7.19 miles  Visit Log

Was here. And now off to another.

Visited 01/03/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to BrandiLand California - .23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/03/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Home Away From Home California - 3.26 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/03/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Calico 50K Cache California - .46 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/03/2016 Team MerlinsBeard took it to Yermo Cut-off Bug Hotel California - .55 miles  Visit Log
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