Creating An Inclusive Australian Flag

Cathy Freeman with the Australian Flag in 1994

1994 

Cathy Freeman with the Australian Flag in 2000

2000

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

MATESHIP

AUSSIE ANZAC RISING SUN - SINCE 1902

symbol of our australian military forces

 

 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

DEDICATION

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

DEDICATED TO:

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

People at the grave of Linda on her 4th Anniversary of passing on 2/7/06
Stephen Berry & Sunburnt Flag Dedication on the 10th death anniversary of Bruce Berry

Bruce Berry's 10th anniversary of passing 13/6/06
Stephen Berry  &  his  Sunburnt Flag  dedication.