'A Flag of Our Own' Design Series
Flag Design 7
In this design I have retained the Commonwealth Star and relocated it to the position previously occupied by the British Ensign. In Heraldry, the upper left hand corner of the flag (called the canton) is the position of honour. The implication is that since we are a sovereign independent nation our loyalty is to Australia, not to Britain, the Queen or any non-existent British Empire. This design has essentially just replaced the Union Jack with the colours of the Aboriginal flag but has rearranged the design elements in a way that tries to symbolise sovereign independence, reconciliation and national unity.
"Our Flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather the flag is a symbol of our national unity."