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What do each of the Colours on the Aboriginal flag represent?

What do each of the Colours on the Aboriginal flag represent?

Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector. Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

What does the design of the Aboriginal flag mean?

The design of the Aboriginal flag represents the following: The red represents the land which nourishes the people. The yellow represents the life-giving sun. The black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia and the pride that comes in being black.

What was the original Aboriginal flag?

An early version of the Aboriginal flag was designed by the founders of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in April 1972. It had a black top half, representing Aboriginal people, over a lower ochre-brown (some sources say red) half, representing the land.

What does the Australian Aboriginal flag look like?

Form and symbolism. The Aboriginal flag is divided horizontally into halves. The top half is black and the lower half red. There is a yellow circle in the centre of the flag. Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.

What does the red and Black Flag in Australia mean?

Black– represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. Yellow circle– represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector. Red– represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

Who was the creator of the Aboriginal flag?

In 1995, the Aboriginal flag was recognised by the Australian Government as an official ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953. The Aboriginal flag was designed and created by artist Harold Thomas, a Luritja man from central Australia and a member of the Stolen Generations.

Do you need permission to fly the Aboriginal flag?

Permission is not required to fly the Australian Aboriginal Flag. Display The Aboriginal flag should be flown or displayed with the black at the top and the red at the bottom. Any questions on how and when to display the Australian Aboriginal Flag should be directed to: Commonwealth Flag Officer Awards and National Symbols