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Anniversary of First Fly Of The Aboriginal Flag

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The Australian Aboriginal Flag represents Aboriginal Australians. It is one of the official flags of Australia, and holds special legal and political status. It is often flown together with the national flag and with the Torres Strait Islander Flag, which is also an official flag of Australia.

The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed in 1971 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights to the flag’s design. The flag was originally designed for the land rights movement, and it became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

The flag’s width is twice its height.[1] It is horizontally divided into a black region (above) and a red region (below). A yellow disc is superimposed over the centre of the flag.[2]

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