Thursday, June 16, 2005

New Bougainville flag

The new autonomous government of Bougainville was inaugurated yesterday with the raising of its new flag.

    The island's new flag, featuring a traditional red Upe head dress, was raised by a colour guard of the new Bougainville Police Force in the northern town of Buka before local school children sang the new song of Bougainville.

Unfortunately, the article does not include an illustration of the flag.


The image of the Bougainville flag, shown here,is taken from the web site of TVNZ. It appears to be the same flag used by the Bougainville secessionist movement since 1975. So, while the individual flag is a new one (made by Flags of All Nations Pty. Ltd. in
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia a few weeks ago) the design of the flag is not new.


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