Indigenous Flags – Torres Strait Islands

Other Australian Flags

The Torres Strait Islands Flag (1992)

The flag, designed by Islander Mr Bernard Namok, was adopted in 1992. Green represents the islands, blue the sea and black the local Melanesian people. A stylised dancer’s head-dress known as a DARI and a five pointed star appear on the flag. The star alludes to the five main island zones and is sometimes interpreted as a symbol of the “Coming of the Light” – Christianity.

The Torres Strait Islands Flag (1992).