Aboriginal Flag Designs

Brendon Watson
Nykina Nation
Design#0001

STORY
The centre section represents the intricate community structure that forms the core of our society and shows our strength in unity. This is presented as follows:
The blue star shows the importance of water in our communities, without water we cannot sustain life. We are thankful for it and have a responsibility to ensure our water is protected to ensure our future generations, (including our flora and fauna), are able to utilise it, in the same way if not better than we are today.

The inner red stars, (which are smaller than the outer stars), represent our people’s youth, a powerful sign containing the one common thing that unites us all - no matter what our appearance. The blood of our ancestors. They are ready to explore promising bright futures so long as they are nurtured, taught, and cared for in a safe, healthy environment. The yellow arcs represent the gatherer/welfare/knowledge sharers in our community that are imperative to ensure a solid social structure can be maintained where all members can contribute, (or be taught to), and or be cared for if they are unable. This group of people are facing inwards to reflect them having a more direct influence on our youth during their formative years.

The red boomerangs are signifying the hunter/protectors of the community’s acceptance to shed blood, (animal or human), in the best interests of their community. These are facing outward both to show the search for food and / or ward off any challenge or threat to the community. They are also lined by yellow to signify their role in maintaining a healthy and harmonious community by spending quality time with family and friends whilst also assisting with other community duties.

The red outer stars signify our ancestors looking upon us in hope and admiration once they have passed on their knowledge. When in need we can look to these stars for strength.

The white and yellow I have used to both accentuate the red on black is representative of our ceremonial painting with traditional ochres and show the light that is shared amongst each of us. 

The 5 pointed stars shows a commitment that we are willing to put our hand up, (rather than depend on a hand out), and shoulder our load in the community for the betterment of all.

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Brendon Watson
Nykina Nation
Design#0002

STORY
Strength and unity.

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Confidential Entrant
Noongar - Ballardong & Njaki-Njaki Nations
Design#0003


STORY
Colours:
- Ochre red represents our people from inland areas.
- Pale blue represents our people from coastal areas.
- Black represents our people.
Design:
- The two circles represent the Aboriginal population growing and coming together in solidarity.
- The wavy part between the circles represent the struggles we have faced over many years.
- The stars represent our ancestors watching over us and guiding us.

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Albert Bosen
Thanaquwithi (Old Mapoon)& Wagadagam TSI
Design#0004


STORY
The black represents: First Nation People of the land.
The spear represents: First Nation People fight for equality and justice.
The red ochre represents: our DNA and our connection to the land.
The Southern Cross represents: our ancestors, who watches over us, guide us, protect us.

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Janice Ugle
Balladong/Noongar
Design#0005

STORY
The black represents: Our people.
The yellow represents: The sun, protector and giver of life.
The red represents: Our land and our spiritual connection with the land.
The Southern Cross represents: Starts light direction and guidance for our people.