The Torres Strait Islander Flag is an official Flag of Australia, and is the flag that represents Torres Strait Islander people. It was designed in 1992 by Bernard Namok. It won a local competition held by the Islands Coordinating Council, and was recognised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in June 1992.
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... The green panels at the top and the bottom of the flag symbolise the land, while the blue panel in the centre represents the waters of the Torres Strait ... The thin black stripes between the green and blue panels signify the Torres Strait Islanders themselves ... The white five-pointed star at the centre of the flag represents the five major island groups, and the white dhari (dancer's headdress) around it also ...
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