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Provincial Flags (Papua New Guinea)

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Recently I found a second-hand copy of PNG: A fact book on modern Papua New Guinea, written by Jackson Rannells, published by Oxford University Press (Melbourne) in 1990. The cover of the book shows the 19 provincial flags of the country in colour, with brief descriptions given inside. These flags (many of which are strikingly colourful and have uncommon/traditional images) are already on the Internet, at Mark Sensen's great Flags of the 19th and 20th Centuries [closed website], and worth looking at. Mark Sensen has agreed to post his GIFs to FOTW as I post the relevant descriptions.

David Cohen, 31 July 1999

I made the images [of the Papua New Guinea provincial flags] several years ago according the outlined drawings from Lucien Philippe in Dr. Günther Mattern's Flaggenmitteilungen, no. 96, 11 March 1984. His source was Magazine New Nation Vol. 6 No. 7 September 1982, published in New Guinea. The drawings are accompanied by some text in French for the colours of the detailed images. If I remember correctly these flags are also shown on the Flags of Paradise flag chart.

Mark Sensen, 31 July 1999

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