Aboriginal flag will be flown every day

​SHIRE of Mundaring will fly the Australian Aboriginal flag year-round as a sign of acknowledgement and respect for the traditional owners of the land.

Shire President Cr John Daw said Council was proud to announce the Shire would fly the Aboriginal flag alongside the national Australian flag.

"This is an important way for our Shire's community to show respect for the traditional owners of this land, the Nyungar people, and for all Aboriginal Australians," said Cr Daw.

The three parts of the flag symbolically represent the Aboriginal people of Australia, their spiritual connection to the red earth, and the sun as the giver of life.

Until now the Shire displayed the Australian flag and its own flag depicting the Shire logo on two flag poles at the administration building on Great Eastern Highway.

Cr Daw said historically the Mundaring flag had been swapped for the Aboriginal flag on occasions such as National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week as a sign of respect.

"Now the Aboriginal flag is permanently on display at the Shire administration building at 7000 Great Eastern Highway in the Mundaring town site," said Cr Daw.

"Council proudly acknowledges the rich history of Mundaring which, like many places in Perth, got its name from the local Aboriginal language."

Mundaring is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'a high place on a high place' or 'the place of the grass tree leaves'.


24/11/2017
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