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Accidental purchase of Australia (British Arctic Territory Flag Hoax)

Last modified: 2014-05-31 by rob raeside
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All "British Arctic Territory" flags are hoaxes, developed by Clay Moss et al. on April Fools' Days

[tourism flag (hoax)] image by Clay Moss, 1 April 2014

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Accidental purchase of Australia

It has come to my attention that shockingly, the BAT has accidentally but legally purchased Australia. I will send details as they emerge.
Clay Moss, 1 April 2014

I find the BAT accidental takeover of Australia as a brilliant and calculated political move - think of the thousands of mostly empty beer cans that can be found in the outback, perhaps providing salvation for the endangered Arctic Aardvark if they can be collected and transported in time.
Pete Loeser, 1 April 2014

Ok, here's the story. Coincidentally, today, BAT Day of all days. A check from the Royal Bank of the BAT's government account written in Australian Dollars for the sum of AU$85.00 was cashed in Canberra, Australia. It was supposed to be for the purchase of a didgeridoo made in Australia. The didgeridoo was to be added to the musical instrument section of Alert high Schools music department.

Anyway, the bill of sale was to read as follows:
"AUD$85.00 toward the purchase of an original didgeridoo, made in Australia."

Due to a clerical error, the words, "an original didgeridoo, made in" were left our of the bill sale. Thus the bill of sale read: "AUD$85.00 toward the purchase of Australia".

Without going into a lot of verbose legal detail, the sale is binding due to the actual language on the signed bill of sale. This fact was verified just minutes ago right up to the Privy Council of England, who met in emergency session today in order to bring clarity to the situation. So, the BAT has purchased Australia for the hefty sum of AUD$85.00, which is actually a pretty good deal....from what I am told.

During the day, the staff of BAT's Office of Vexillology was working feverishly to produce appropriate flag samples to take immediate effect. The new flag of the British Arctic Australia Territory is attached. The commonwealth star was added to the big polar bear, (or Commonwealth Bear), at the last second to take a bit of the edge off of the shock that many Australians are certainly feeling at the moment.

All other Australian flags will be modified to reflect the new order of things, with the attached blue ensign serving as the model. That said, the RAAF flag will maintain the kangaroo roundel.

Additionally, Australian States, now sub-territories, will model their sub-territory flags after the attached Western Australia sub territory flag. I know the Aussies are stunned to say the least. The BAT is excited though. If for no other reason, this the first time in British history where a British territory or colony had a territory or colony of its own. The BAT's current Governor is an Aussie girl, and she is confident that the shock will soon wear off. I think secretly, Buckingham Palace must be thrilled. They get Australia back, albeit indirectly.
Clay Moss, 1 April 2014

BAT Western Australia flag

[tourism flag (hoax)] image by Clay Moss, 1 April 2014