Sunday, February 12, 2012

Torres Strait Islander

Information from "Aboriginal Studies across the curriculum" []: The Torres Strait Islander flag - designed by the late Bernard Namok -  stands for the unity and identity of all  Torres Strait Islanders.  It features three horizontal coloured  stripes, with green at the top and bottom  and blue in between -- divided by thin  black lines. A white dhari (headdress) sits in the  centre, with a five-pointed white star  underneath it.  The colour green is for the land, and  the dhari is a symbol of all Torres Strait  Islanders. The black represents the people and  the blue is for the sea. The five-pointed star represents the  island groups. Used in navigation, the  star is also an important symbol for the  seafaring Torres Strait Islander people.  The colour white of the star represents  peace.

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