Creating An Inclusive Australian Flag
INSPIRED BY CATHY FREEMAN & THE AUSSIE ANZAC SPIRIT OF MATESHIP
Carried in triumph by Cathy at the Commonwealth Games of 1994 and again at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She gave us a hint of the authentic Australia. She inspired the joining of the two flags.
Why does our Australian Flag not include Indigenous Australia?
ABORIGINAL KANYINI – CONNECTEDNESS
Inspired by Uncle Bobby Randall – a traditional owner of Uluru and one of The Stolen Generation
THE DREAMTIME SPIRIT of Kanyini (Connectedness) might just be the source of the Aussie ANZAC Spirit of Mateship.
THE DREAMTIME FLAG
The Stars - The Big Spirit - in the Sky
The Sun - The Giver of Life - in the Heart
The Spirit of the Earth - as the Foundation
THE AUSSIE ANZAC FLAG
The Southern Cross - In the Place of Honour (Canton)
The Rising Sun - of the Aussie Spirit of ANZAC - at its Heart
The Blood of the Aussie ANZACs - as its Foundation
A Melted Union Jack in the colours of the Earth, the Sky & the Stars
AUSSIE ANZAC RISING SUN - SINCE 1902
ELEMENTS OF OUR NATIONAL SYMBOLS - JOINED TO EXPRESS OUR LOVE & RESPECT
Existing Australian Flag - 2 elements
Our Southern Cross & Sky
The Torres Strait Island Flag - 2 elements
The Five Pointed Star and the Ocean
Existing Aboriginal Flag - 2 elements
The Earth and the Sun
ANZAC SPIRIT OF MATESHIP -The Aussie Rising Sun over the Blood of the ANZACS
My Father – the late Bruce Berry (died 1996) and
My ‘Adopted’ Aboriginal Sister – the late Linda Golding (died 2002)
My Uncle - the late Bob Berry (Taree - died 2014) who had a matching flag design
Mr Uncle - the late Philip Dey - died 1945 - WWII - PNG
My Grandfather - the late Jack (Jason) Berry - wounded 1916 - WWI - Pozieres Western Front
All Australians who gave their lives in the service of their country
Copyright dedicated to the Australian People - ANZAC Day 2010
I wish to gratefully acknowledge Patricia Montandon who inspired me with the Children As Teachers of Peace
World Leaders Trips in the 1980's and for founding the International Children's Peace Prize in 1983 until 1988.
Following her lead I looked for inspiration from young Australians & New Zealanders & Indigenous Australians.
I founded the Australian Children's Foundation in 1983 until closure in 2010. We ran the International Children's Peace Prize for Australia & NZ between 1984 & 1988. In 1988 we took a delegation of 5 Aussie youth to Bulgaria to join talented youth from 120 nations for the International Banner of Peace Children's Assembly.
We were voted the most popular delegation.
I wish also to acknowledge many extraordinary young Australians who have inspired many of us including:-
Jeremy Heimans (GetUp, Avaaz.org & Purpose.org), Cathy Freeman, Ami Latona, Eamon Burke, Brendan Woithe
Linda's 4th Anniversary of passing on 2/7/06 Parents -
Peter, Ali and Linda's 11 year old daughter - Katrina Golding at her Sunburnt Flag dedication
Bruce Berry's 10th anniversary of passing 13/6/06
Stephen Berry & his Sunburnt Flag dedication.