Look & Learn: The meaning behind Australia’s flags

All countries have flags and symbols that represent the country and their people. Two of Australia’s most important symbols are the national flag and the Aboriginal flag. What do these flags mean and why do they look the way they do.

Look at the images below and click on the link to learn more about the Australian flag and Aboriginal flag.

http://www.gostudy.com.au/blog/the-australian-flag/

Complete the following tasks in as much detail as possible.

– Explain the features and meanings on the Australian flag.

– Explain the features and meanings on the Aboriginal flag.

29 thoughts on “Look & Learn: The meaning behind Australia’s flags

  1. Aboriginal Flag
    The black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
    The Red in the Aboriginal flag represents the red earth like in the deserts there’s a bit of red sand.
    The Yellow in the Aboriginal flag represents the sun > the giver of life and protector.

    Australian Flag
    The Union Jack stands for when Britain discovered and claimed Australia.
    The Federation star stands for our 6 states and our Territories.
    The Southern Cross is a group of stars that can be seen from Australia.

  2. The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia

  3. The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

  4. The three colours of the Aboriginal flag are black which represents the colur of their skin.
    The red represents the earth and spirit.
    The yellow represents the sun and life.

    On the Australian flag is the Union Jack, Southern Cross and the Federation Star.

  5. The Aboriginal flag.
    Black – The black represents the people.
    Red –The red represents the earth .
    Yellow – the yellow disk represents the sun and giver of life.

    The Australian flag has the Union Jack, Southern Cross and the Federation Star

  6. Aboringinal flag
    The black represents the people of Australia.
    The red represent the red land of Australia.
    The yellow represents the sun.
    Australian flag.
    .
    The Union Jack represents the British who were first to discover Australia.
    The Federation Star points mean the states of Australia.
    The Southern Cross is stars down the bottom of the world and Australia can see it.

  7. On the Australian flag there’s the Union Jack the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross. The reason why the Southern Cross is on the Australian flag is because only around Australia can see the Southern Cross stars. The Union Jack is there because it represents the British people discovering for Australia. The Commonwealth Star is there to represents our six states and our two territories.

    On the aboriginal flag there is the yellow disk that represents the sun which is the giver of life. The red part represents the red Sand. And the black represents the Australian Aboriginals.

  8. Aboriginal Flag
    Red – represents the red earth.
    Black- represents the people.
    Yellow- represents the sun and life.

    AUTRALIAN FLAG
    The Australian flag has the Southern Cross, Union Jack and the Federation Star.

  9. Black represents the aboriginal people of Australia.
    Red represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies aboriginal peoples’ spirituel relationship with the land.
    The yellow disc represents the sun, the giver of life and protector.
    Aus flag
    Union Jack represents the first fleet arrived in Australia.
    Southern Cross represents where we are on the map.
    The Federation Star has 7 points six of them represents our states sevens star is our two territories.

  10. The Australia flag has blue and red with white stars on it. The Southern Cross is a group of stars in the sky that can be seen from Australia. The Union Jack represents Britain discovering Australia. The Federation Star stands for the 6 states and one point stands for the two territories.
    The aboriginal flag has black red and yellow on it. The black stands for the aboriginal people of Australia. The red stands for the land and the yellow stands for the sun that makes stuff live.

  11. The Aboriginal flag.
    Black- represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
    Red- represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.
    Yellow- represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.

    The Australian flag.
    Union Jack- The Union Jack is where the British people are.
    Federation Star- The Federation Star represents the 6 states and 2 territories.
    Southern Cross- The Southern Cross is only seen at night in Australia.

  12. Australian
    The stars repesent the Southern Cross that you can see in night time. The Union Jack repesents the British people who discoered Australia.
    The federaion star stands for 6 states 2 teratories.

    Aboriginal
    The black part repesent the aboriginal people in a austalia.
    The red is the red earth
    The yellow is The sun protect them.

  13. – Explain the features and meanings on the Australian flag
    The Australian flag represents the people of Australian. The Union Jack stands for Australia being discovered by Britain. Southern Cross is a group of stars that can be seen by Australia. The Federation Star has seven points. Six points stand for the six states and territories in Australia.

    – Explain the features and meanings on the Aboriginal flag.
    Black represents the aboriginal people of Australia.
    Red stands for the earth.
    Yellow stands for the sun.

  14. – Explain the features and meanings on the Australian flag.
    The Australian flag represents the people of Australia. The Union Jack is on the flag because Australia was discovered by Britain. The Southern cross is a group of stars seen by Australians. The Federation star represents the states in Australia.

    – Explain the features and meanings on the Aboriginal flag
    The black represents the aboriginal people of Australia. The red represents the earth.
    The yellow represents the sun the giver of life and protector.

  15. The Australian flag has the union jack it means when the English people came to Australia. Federation star represents the six states and two territories. The Southern Cross is on the flag because the Australians can see this group of stars in sky.

    The Aboriginal Flag
    Black- Represents the aboriginal
    Yellow- Represents the sun, the giver of life.
    Red- Represents the beautiful land.

  16. Aboriginal Flag:

    1. Black- represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.

    2. Red- represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

    3. Yellow Disk- represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.

    Australian Flag:

    1. Union Jack: The Union Jack is for the British who discovered Australia.

    2. Federation Star: There are 7 points on the Federation Star. 6 points are for the states and 1 point is for the territories.

    3. Southern Cross is a group of stars seen from Australia.

  17. Aboriginal Flag
    The black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
    The red represents the earth.
    The yellow represents the sun.

    Australian Flag
    Southern Cross – Is a group of stars that can be seen from Australia.
    Federation Star – Stands for the states and territories of Australia.
    Union Jack – is the British flag and British people claimed Australia.

  18. The iconic symbols of Australia include the Sydney Opera House, the boomerang, the kangaroo and the emu. But what about the Australian national flag? Like any other flag the Australian flag is full of symbolism and stirs pride in Australians, young and old alike.

    The origins of the flag are plain to see: Australia was settled by the British in 1788 and remained a colony until its independence in 1901. However, Australia remains a member of the Commonwealth and, as such, has chosen to retain the British Union Flag in the national flag.

    The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

    Most countries use the colours in their flag as their national colours, but not Australia. Australia’s national colours – as used in sport and elsewhere – are the vibrant green and gold, not the red, white and blue of the flag. This is almost certainly a move away from the colours that are found in the British flag.

    The future of the Australian flag is up for debate. Could a new flag with the green and gold colours, the distinctive shapes of a kangaroo and a boomerang replace the ex-colonial look of the current flag? A referendum on becoming a republic is currently not high on the political agenda in Australia, but surely it’s only a matter of time.

  19. The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

  20. Aboriginal flag
    The black represents the aboriginal people of Australia
    The red represents the earth
    The blackn represent the sunThe 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

  21. Aboriginal Flag

    The black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
    The yellow represents the sun.
    The red represents the earth.

    Australian Flag
    Southern Cross – An Australian group of stars know to guide you to safety.
    Union Jack – Is the whole British flag shunk to fit the Aussie flag.
    Federation star – Is a seven pointed star that represents the territories and states of our Aussie home.

  22. Sydney opera house, emu, boomerang and the kangaroo.
    The yellow dot stands for the sun, the black stands for the ground and the black stands for the night.

  23. The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

    Most countries use the colours in their flag as their national colours, but not Australia. Australia’s national colours – as used in sport and elsewhere – are the vibrant green and gold, not the red, white and blue of the flag. This is almost certainly a move away from the colours that
    Red means the red earth
    Yellow means the the sun
    Black means the people

  24. Black represents the aboriginal people of Australia.
    yellow represents the sun.
    red represents the earth.

  25. The 6 stars represent the Southern Cross constellation which have, by themselves, grown to become a very commonly seen symbol of Australia. This constellation is very prominent in the southern hemisphere and clearly visible in the night sky above Australia.

    Each of the stars is seven-pointed and are known as Commonwealth Stars. Originally there were six points to represent the 6 colonies that made up Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia). Later they were changed to 7 points to represent the extra colony of Papua New Guinea, which was at the time a dependent territory.

    Aboriginal flag red represents the earth
    Black represents the people
    Yellow
    represents the sun

  26. Yellow disc – represents the sun, giver of life and protector
    Red – represents the red earth
    Black – represents the aboriginals

    Union Jack represents England
    6 stars represents the constellation of the southern cross
    7 point each of the states

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