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Abermain Seaham Colleries Ltd

[Abermain Seaham Colleries Ltd houseflag and funnel] image by Ivan Sache, 1 September 2015

Formed Sydney in 1922 by the amalgamation of Abermain Colleries Ltd. and Seaham Colleries Ltd. it had a red flag with a narrow black diamond or fusil bearing a white "A" from The Log 11/1987. In 1931 it merged into J & A Brown & Abermain Seaham Colleries Ltd.
Neale Rosanoski, 26 November 2008

Began by James and Alexander Brown, brothers and owners of the Minmi Mine (Richmond Main and Pelaw Main) Newcastle New South Wales transhipping coal to Sydney. James, the more active within the partnership, took on the Australian Agricultural Society who enjoyed a monopoly on the coal distribution in a 'limited' mining for maximum sale price situation. After several attempts, James won thus, enabled greater allowable tonnage of coal to be mined and enabling the demand to be met, especially at a time when the California Gold Rushes and their need for coal for industry there saw Newcastle Australia as the nearest available source as well as having high quality coal in itself. - Flotilla Australia website, ship list also included
Ivan Sache, 1 September 2015

Red flag with a large upright black diamond, centered on the cloth and its tips touching the top and bottom edges, charged with a white upper case "A".

A black diamond ("") is a usual symbol of coal mining and related activities.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 9 February 2016

Adelaide Brighton Cement Co.

[Adelaide Brighton Cement Co. houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Feb 2006

Adelaide Brighton Cement Co., Adelaide - white flag, black underlined "A".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]
Jarig Bakker, 9 February 2006

Adelaide S.S. Co. Ltd.

[Adelaide S.S. Co. Ltd. flag] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 March 2011

Adelaide S.S. Co. Ltd., Adelaide: white flag, blue cross; in the center a red 8-pointed star.
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 17 January 2005

Company from 1875 and originally sailed (steamed?) between Adelaide and Melbourne.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 March 2011

Alcoa of Australia Inc.

[Alcoa of Australia Inc. houseflag] image by Neale Rosanoski, 26 Nov 2008

Alcoa of Australia Inc. was formed in 1961 as joint venture between Alcoa Inc. and an Australian consortium, one of which still owns 40%, the rest being Alcoa Inc. As shown by The Log of 11/1987 the flag is blue with a white oval charged with a flying bird which, I assume, is a swan seeing that the company was formed in Western Australia.
Neale Rosanoski, 26 November 2008