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Australian National Airways Flag

Jul 14, 2017

[Flag of Ansett Airlines] 

[Red with a white star surrounded by the letters A N A.]

Here was the flag of the Australian National Airways. Formed in 1936 as a amalgamation of several regional airlines; taken over by Ansett in 1957.

Tasmanian Aerial Services Pty. Ltd.

[William Holyman & Sons Pty. Ltd. houseflag and funnel] 

Australian National Airways traced its origin back to 19 March 1932, when Flinders Island Airways was established in Tasmania. On 1 October that year, it partnered withWilliam Holyman & Sons Pty. Ltd., and renamed Tasmanian Aerial Services Pty. Ltd.

[William Holyman & Sons Pty. Ltd. houseflag]

On 13 May 1936, Holyman's Airways partnered with Adelaide Steamship Company and Orient Steam Navigation Company, and renamed Australian National Airways. It ceased to exist as a separate entity on 21 October 1957, when it merged with Ansett to form Ansett-ANA.