Newcastle's Birdwood Flag wins its category at the National Trust Heritage Awards 2018

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
Updated May 4 2018 - 11:38am, first published 8:00am
Celebrated: Dr Patricia Gillard said the red silk flag helped tell a story, which encouraged connection and understanding. Picture: Max Mason Hubers

THE Newcastle team that organised the restoration of what could be the country’s oldest national flag has been praised for its ingenuity, after it was awarded a prestigious prize.


Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory


Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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