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Aborignal Flag - It's Meaning!

by Chris' Landscape Images & Designs

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The Australian Aboriginal Flag is a flag that represents Indigenous Australians. It is one of the official "Flags of Australia", and holds special legal and political status, but it is not the "Australian National Flag". It was designed in 1971 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights in the flag's design. The flag was originally designed for the land rights movement, and it became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

The flag's width is 1.5 times its height. It is horizontally divided into a black region and a red (PANTONE® 179) region. A yellow disc is superimposed over the centre of the flag.

The symbolic meaning of the flag colours (as stated by Harold Thomas) is:

Black: Represents the Aboriginal people of Australia

Red: Represents the red earth, the red ochre and a spiritual relation to the land

Yellow: Represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector

*Canon EOS “KISS’ D/SLR Camera
*Canon EF 75- 300mm F/4 – 5.6 III Zoom Lens

1/500, 300mm, F/8, ISO 200

Mary Kilbreath commented on June 22, 2013 5:00am
Interesting history Chris.
Chris' Landscape Images & Desi… commented on June 22, 2013 5:16am
Thank you, Mary :) It wasn't the photo so much but the history as you so happily acknowledge :) xo
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on June 22, 2013 6:43am
Very nice!
Chris' Landscape Images & Desi… commented on June 22, 2013 7:38am