A4 - Aboriginal Flag Puzzle 12PC:
The Aboriginal Flag was designed by Harold Thomas, an aboriginal artist,in 1971. The flag was designed to be an eye-catching rallying symbol for the Aboriginal people and a symbol of their race and identity.
There has never been any definite symbolism given to the colours by the flag’s designer, Harold Thomas. It is widely taken as – the black represents the Aboriginal people, the red the earth and their spiritual relationship to the land, and the yellow the sun, the giver of life. But there are several different interpretations; black has been said to symbolise the night sky. Red the Aboriginal blood spilt over the last 200 or so years.
The Aboriginal flag was first raised in Victoria Square in Adelaide on National Aboriginal Day in 1971, but was adopted nationally by Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in 1972 after it was flown above the Aboriginal “Tent Embassy”.
On the 14th July 1995 the flag was proclaimed a “Flag of Australia” under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953.
A4 Size Australian Flag Puzzle 12pc
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG
The flag was first flown in 1901. Until this time, Australia flew the Union Jack, (Great Britain’s flag).
The Australian flag is the creation of 5 different designers. In the top left hand corner is the Union Jack. This shows that Australia is part of the British Commonwealth. Beneath the Union Jack is a large white star with seven points. They represent the six states and the territories. Originally this star had six points. The seventh point, is for the territories added in 1908. On the right hand side are the stars of the Southern Cross. The Southern Cross was chosen because it can always be seen in the Australian sky at night. The original 1901 design depicted the stars with a differing number of points to signify their brightness.
It is the only flag to fly over an entire continent.
It colours are a representation of human qualities –
Blue – vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice
White – peace and honesty
Red – hardiness, bravery, strength & valour
Torres Strait Islands Flag - 12pc A4
ABOUT THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS
The Torres Strait Islands are a group of 274 small islands found in Torres Strait, the waterway separating north Australia and the island of New Guinea.
ABOUT THE TORRES STRAIT ISLAND FLAG
The Torres Strait Island Flag was developed in 1992 by Bernard Namok, from Thursday Island.The flag was designed in a local competition, and accept by ATSIC as the official symbol of this region and peoples in that same year. The Australian Government granted it “Flag Of Australia” status in 1995. The Flag was developed as a symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Island people, The Island Co-ordinating Council also chose the design as its simplicity would allow each Torres Island community to incorporate their own emblem into the flag design for local identity. Although Bernard Namok died in 1998, the Torres Strait Island Flag is managed by the Island Co-Ordinating Council.
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