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Githabul-Narakbul Tribe (NSW, Australia)

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[Githabul-Narakbul Tribe] image by Bruce Blake, 3 November 2010

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Description of the flag

I have been given the task of designing a flag for the first of the Australian (ab)Originee tribes to restate their sovereign status on this continent, the Githabul-Narakbul Tribe of northern NSW. I was given their banner which they love as it includes the silhouette of two of their most sacred icons, a couple of mountains prominent to their region, and includes the morning star, also very important culturally but it had a graduated red to yellow sky background which was outside the conventions associated with a flag, I believe solid colours seem the norm if not an actual requirement.

The star is a concern, they don't like the traditional star shape as used in the Australian and many other flags (seemingly made of overlapping solid triangles) and like what I have done here as it looks like the star is very far off/small as it is in real life.
Bruce Blake, 3 November 2010

The flyward mountain looks like Wollumbin/Mt Warning, and I take it the other would be Mt Lindesay.
Jonathan Dixon, 3 November 2010

The flag is based on a 'banner' sent to Bruce Blake. The 'banner' itself had a rising sun in graduated rather than solid colours, and is
described as a flag of sovereignty on page 15 of the December 2009 The Nimbin GoodTimes (PDF This article reports the flag being unfurled at Broadwater in late November (2009).

The solid colour version is called the tribal flag on a (fairly inactive) Facebook page for the group
Jonathan Dixon, 9 August 2012