When learning about the history of Australia, you will find the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an amazing culture to learn about. As part of our studies, we are learning about the Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag.
- white paper
- colouring pencils
- lead pencils
- crepe paper
- tissue paper
This printable pack contains a flag colouring page, two reading pages and two reading comprehension pages for each of the flags.
You will learn about who designed each flag, when they were created, what the colours and symbols on the flags mean and when they were proclaimed a ‘Flag of Australia.’
There is also a black and white copy of each flag for your child to decorate either by colouring in with colouring-in pencils, markers or crayons. They could also glue torn up crepe paper or tissue paper on these flags.
The Torres Strait Islander Flag
The Torres Strait Islander Flag of Australia was designed in 1992 by the late Bernard Namok from Thursday Island. It was the winning entry in a competition organised by the Island Coordinating Council.
It was first used in May 1992 during the Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival. In June 1992, it was recognised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.
The Aboriginal Flag
The Aboriginal Flag of Australia was designed in 1971 by an artist by the name of Harold Joseph Thomas. Harold is a descendant from the Luritja people of Central Australia. The flag was originally designed for the land rights movement and is now the symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.
This flag was first flown at Victoria Square in Adelaide, South Australia on the 12th July 1971. This day was known as National Aborigines Day.
Another idea is to make these flags out of lego. Our boys created an Aboriginal flag from lego as you can see in the photo below.
This grab your copy of this Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag Mini Pack, click on the link below:
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