Australia’s Inclusive National Symbol
INSPIRED BY CATHY FREEMAN
1994 Commonwealth Games – carrying the flags together
DISCOVERED: 1996 BY STEPHEN BERRY
I asked the Aboriginal and Australian Flags how they could be mates.
REJECTED BY AUSFLAG: 1998 – Professional Design Competition
As copyright assignment had to be made to Ausflag unconditionally.
FIRST RAISED AT CIRCULAR QUAY AND SECOND FLAG SENT TO THE QUEEN: 1998 November 13
Note to HM Queen Elizabeth II. "After too many years in the Aussie Sun the Union Jack has melted into the colours of the Earth, The Sky and the Stars." (Like any Pom left out in the Aussie Sun too long.)
TRADEMARK AND DESIGN REGISTRATION: 2000
NATIONAL SORRY DAY: Bridge Walk, 2000 May 26
Aboriginal, Australian and two Sunburnt Flags joined with 250,000 Australians and tourists showing respect for
MEET UNCLE BOBBY RANDALL - DISCOVER ABORIGINAL CONNECTEDNESS - "KANIYINI"
Applied Aboriginal Studies - Tranby Aboriginal College - 2001-03
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARBOUR BRIDGE: 2007 March 5
Sunburnt Flags and Aboriginal Flags carried together with Reconciliation Groups and Aboriginal elders on
Bridge Walk celebrations and smoking ceremony
PRIME MINISTER SAYS SORRY: 2008 February 13
Kevin Rudd gives the formal apology to Indigenous Australia
COPYRIGHT DEDICATED TO THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE, ANZAC DAY: 2010 April 25
At the Uniting Church Neutral Bay (covered by the SMH & Mosman Daily)
CENTENARY OF ANZAC DAY: 2015 April 25
New Zealand & Fijian Government New Flag Competitions - 2015
WORLD FLAG CONGRESS OF VEXILLOGISTS - Sydney: 31 Aug - 4 Sept 2015
Stephen Berry paper on - The Copyright Effect on Australian Flags.
Sunburnt Flag presented to 75 Delegates from 25 counties. Sunburnt Flag signing.
NEW ZEALAND VOTES ON A NEW FLAG - March 2016
56.6% say keep the existing flag - the confusion between our flags continues..
INCLUSION OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA:
IN OUR VOTE, 1967
IN OUR CONSTITUTION, ???
IN OUR FLAG, ???
OUR AUSSIE ANZAC HISTORY
OUR INDIGENOUS HISTORY
"I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY"
TOGETHER - THE IDENTITY OF OUR NATION
Anne Morris, Stephen Berry, Debra Wall, Ali Golding
FIRST RAISED AT SYDNEY COVE:
13 November 1998
(2 days after Remembrance Day) at 11am
The Sunburnt Flag was first raised at the Overseas Terminal - Sydney Cove on 13th November 1998 live on Channel 10 - 11am News by:
Aboriginal Australian - Gwen Brown;
Portuguese Migrant Australian - Miguel Alves and
4th generation Anglo-Saxon Australian - Stephen Berry
As a symbol of their Love and Respect for Australia as
Our Place Of Partnership.
Carried together on ‘Bridge Walk 2000' - National Sorry Day 26th May 2000 with Australian and Aboriginal flags
by the three Australian winners of the International Children's Peace Prize - Brendan Woithe (1985),
Jeremy Heimans - (1986 & Co-founder of GetUp ), Ami Latona (1988) with 250,000 Australians
in Sydney and the 450,000 Australians walking Australia wide.
I Love a Sunburnt Country.