Read the text "The symbols of Australia".
Australian national flag consists of five white stars of the Southern Cross and the white Commonwealth star (the large seven-pointed star) on a blue background with a miniature Union Jack. The Southern Cross is the southern constellation Crux, whose four chief stars are in the form of a cross.
The flag of Australia is the only one to fly over the whole continent. The small Union Jack represents the historical link with Britain, the large seven-pointed star represents the six states and the Territories, and the small stars form the Southern Cross - a prominent feature of the Southern Hemisphere night sky. Distinctive Australian flora and fauna are reflected in the country’s coat of arms by the symbols of Australia’s endemic animals, kangaroo and emu, and a twig of wattle (a kind of acacia).
Australia officially adopted green and gold as its national colours in 1984. The Australia national anthem was adopted in the 1970s. It is “Advance Australia Fair”. However, the popular song “Waltzing Matilda” is often played at international gatherings. The national anthem is used in all official and ceremonial occasions. The vice-regal salute for the Governor General consists of the first bars and the last four bars of Advanced Australia Fair. The royal anthem “God save the Queen” is used only in the presence of the Queen or a member of the royal family on appropriate formal occasions.
Write the missing word into the phrase:
1. blue with
2. distinctive flora
3. consists of the first
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