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Tiwi Island Flag, proportion 2:3
by Pascal Gross
The flag of Tiwi (aboriginal people in the Melville Islands) has a very complicate design, and my source has not clear the colours in the emblem. The description is the following:
3/4 of the long of the flag ten horizontal stripes of white and yellow; in the rest (1/4) is black with the southern cross in white (like Nothern Territory). between the two zones, in the lower part, very near of the bottom, is the rose symbol of the Nothern Territory. In the zone of the ten horizontal stripes, there's a devices of Tiwi culture: drums (three), fauna (three) and a spear (diagonally of the lower part near the hoist to the upper part to the fly, since the black zone) example:
ten stripes BIRD BIRD BIRD southern cross DRUM DRUM DRUM black zone (diagonally the spear) emblem
This image is based on a table flag kindly sent to me by Ron Strachan (http://www.nationalflags.com.au). The table flag is identical to the flag made in size 180 x 120 cm by Ron for the Tiwi Island council, so the 2:3 ratio shoudl be considered as official.
Pascal Gross, 11 March 2001
The flag was adopted in July 1995. In a photo I took in Darwin in May 1996, the ratio is 1:2
Jens Pattke, 11 March 2001
by Jaume Ollé
by Jaume Ollé
The Larrakians are an aboriginal group that in March 1972 demonstrated against the government in Canberra. Flag: The red is for the blood (right red for the living people and left red for the dead). On the white middle part is a brown mound with a tree growing from it it which represents the jungle fowl's nest which is a feauture of Kululuk.
Jaume Ollé, 22 September 1997