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Dad, why is the Queensland colour maroon? Here’s an explanation.

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Have you ever wondered WHY the Queensland colour is maroon?

When my son asked me this question, I was intrigued and went looking for answers.


I know that maroon IS the Queensland colour and I know Queensland officially made maroon the State colour – but my son wanted to know WHY it has long been the Queensland colour.

We are both big fans of the State of Origin side, the  Maroons – and the Brisbane team, The Broncos – and both teams sport that colour.

You can see the colour on Queensland number plates too – and not just the personalised ones to celebrate the 8 wins in a row.


Here’s a snippet from a  State government website:

On 13 November 2003 the Governor in Council officially named maroon as Queensland’s state colour.

This announcement was made as a result of a long-held, but informal, tradition of using maroon…

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This entry was posted on May 26, 2015 by in Uncategorized.
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