How do you display the Aboriginal flag?
How do you display the Aboriginal flag?
The Australian National Flag should always be flown on the far left of a person facing the building. With the exception of a flagpole fitted with a gaff, a house flag or club pennant should never be flown above a national flag.
What do the 3 elements of the Aboriginal flag represent?
The meaning of the three colours in the flag, as stated by Harold Thomas, is: Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal people’s spiritual relation to the land. Yellow disk – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.
How do I get a free Aboriginal flag?
The Australian National Flag, the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag can be obtained free of charge by contacting the electorate office of your local Senator or Member of the House of Representatives.
What is the historical connection between Victoria Square and the Aboriginal flag?
The Aboriginal flag was first raised at Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga on Friday 9 July 1971 in support of land rights for Aboriginal people. The raising coincided with National Aborigine’s Day, which has now grown into a national week-long celebration known as NAIDOC week.
What are the 2 Aboriginal flags?
Toggle Table of Contents Nav. The Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag were designed to represent these groups of Indigenous Australians. The Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag were designed in the 1970s and 1990s respectively and are proudly displayed around Australia today.
What does the black mean in the Aboriginal flag?
The flag’s design consists of a coloured rectangle divided in half horizontally. The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun.
What does the black stand for in the Aboriginal flag?
What is the correct flag protocol?
The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. The flag should never be used as covering for a ceiling. The flag should never have anything placed on it.
What is the protocol for flying flags?
display it with the union down, except as a signal of distress. let the flag touch anything beneath it: ground, floor, water, merchandise. carry it horizontally, but always aloft. fasten or display it in a way that will permit it to be damaged or soiled.
What does the red mean on the Aboriginal flag?
The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun. The designer Harold Thomas says the colours of the flag represent the Aboriginal people of Australia and their spiritual connection to the land.
What does the yellow mean on the Aboriginal flag?
The Aboriginal Flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre. The black symbolises Aboriginal people. The yellow represents the sun, the constant re-newer of life. Red depicts the earth and peoples’ relationship to the land.
What are the rules for flag hoisting?
The flag code mandates that the tricolour should always be distinctly placed and should “occupy the position of honour”. The flag should always be hoisted briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously.
How do you put up a flag?
When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window, the American flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.
When the flag is being raised or lowered What must we do to salute it?
Raising and Lowering the Flag The United States Flag should be saluted while it is being raised and lowered. The salute should be held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever lasts longer.
How much did WAM pay for the Aboriginal flag?
The deal reportedly cost $20 million. The Aboriginal flag has long been a symbol of resistance and unity for Indigenous people in Australia.
When did the Aboriginals raise the flag?
The flag was first raised on 9 July 1971. 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.
What is an Aboriginal purification ceremony?
This ceremony is a ritual of purification and unity and is undertaken by an Aboriginal person with specialised cultural knowledge. Given the significant nature of the ceremony, it is usually only performed at events regarded as appropriate by the Aboriginal community.
What do you do with the Australian flag after the ceremony?
After the ceremony the flag may either be placed in a permanent place of storage or should be destroyed privately and in a dignified way such as cutting it into small unrecognisable pieces, placing it in an appropriate sealed bag or closed container and then putting it in the normal rubbish collection. Australian National Anthem is played.
What do the colours of the Aboriginal flag represent?
The colours of the flag represent the Aboriginal people of Australia and their connection to the land. The flag was first raised on 9 July 1971. In 1995, the Aboriginal flag was recognised by the Australian Government as an official ‘Flag of Australia’ under the Flags Act 1953.