Torres Strait Islander flag 1992

1992 — The Torres Strait Islands’ flag flies for the first time and was given legal recognition in July 1995 as a flag of Australia.

The Torres Strait Islander Flag was designed by Bernard Namok from Thursday Island. It has horizontal bands, two of green for the land and the blue for the sea. The bands are separated by black lines representing the people. The white dhoeri, a traditional headress represents the culture. The five pointed star represents the five island groups.


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The Cherbourg Memory is an initiative of the Rationshed Museum and brings together the photos, videos, oral history recordings, documents and other artifacts of our lives on this settlement. It a website, an archive, an educational resource, a recording project, a research data-base, a store of the people’s stories and an interactive space for comments and engagement. We encourage the people of Cherbourg, the Indigenous communities in Australia and others who have experience of our settlement to help us create a living archive of Barambah-Cherbourg. So find out a little more about the Cherbourg Memory, discover how you can Participate, or find out how you can Contribute to the development of the Cherbourg Memory.