– Britain's Union flag (Union Jack)

It was the Union Jack that was held aloft as (Sir) Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing stood at the top of Mt Everest. There were people then (and still now) who think Hillary was British, and they have no idea he was a New Zealander. A flag that could only be seen as New Zealand's would avoid any confusion with Britain or Australia when our people do well on the world stage.

Photo taken by our own Sir Ed. What a shame he never thought to get a photo of himself!