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A monument commemorates Bernard Namok Senior. the designer of the Torres Strait Islander flag.
The Torres Strait Islander flag was designed by the Late Bernard Namok Snr, first flown on May 29th at the 1992 Torres Strait Cultural Festival on Thursday Island. In July 1995 the Torres Strait Flag was recognised by the Australian Government as an official flag of Australia under the Flags Act 1953.
|Address:||Victoria Parade , Thursday Island, 4875|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -10.585098|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 29th May, 2014|
With respect We Remember
Creator / designer of the Torres Strait Islander Flag
WHAT THE FLAG STANDS FOR .
1. The two Green lines represent the mainlands of Australia and Papua New Guinea;
2. The Blue between these two continents is the blue of the Torres Strait waters;
3. The Black lines represent the people of the Torres Strait;
4. The one symbol I feel can identify any islander anywhere is the Dhari (headdress);
5. The 5 points of the Star are our Island groups, the Western, Eastern, Central, Port Kennedy and (N.P.A.) Mainland. The Star is also used in the navigation and important for the seafaring people of the Torres Strait.
6. White represents peace.
Memorial Monument At Bernard Namok Resting Place
Located At The TI Cemetery
Erected by TSC, TSIRC, TSRA, Mrs Bakoi Namok & Children