The first version of this flag featured a yellow love heart in place of the sun as an alternative to the flag while the copyright and the licensing agreements attached to it restricted its use.
Following the work of the Free The Flag campaign over 2.5 years, on the 25th Jan 2022, the copyright and agreements over the Aboriginal flag were changed. We are so happy to see the Aboriginal flag being used proudly on this scarf design!
Read more about about how we #FreedTheFlag.
This high quality scarf is made on Wurundjeri Country with Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation and celebrates Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people and culture.
Wear your values - recognise and respect the Traditional Custodians of Country.
The Aboriginal Flag
The Aboriginal Flag was designed by Lieutenant man, Harold Thomas. The black represents Aboriginal people, the red the land and the yellow in the centre is the sun - the giver of life.
Learn more here about the Aboriginal Flag
The Torres Strait Islander Flag
The Torres Strait Islander flag was designed by the late Mr Bernard Namok of Thursday Island. The flag symbolizes the unity and identity of all Torres Strait Islanders.
- The flag is emblazoned with a white Dhari (head dress) which is a symbol of Torres Strait Islander culture.
- The white five-pointed star beneath it symbolizes peace, the five major island groups and the navigational importance of stars to the seafaring people of the Torres Strait.
- The green represents the land, the black represents the people, and the blue the sea.
Learn more here about the Torres Strait Islander Flag.
Note: Permission has been received from the Torres Strait Islander Regional Council to reproduce the Torres Strait Islander Flag.
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