The Aboriginal flag is an official flag of Australia and was recognised under Federal legislation in July 1995. Designed by Aboriginal Elder Harold Thomas in 1971, this flag symbolises Aboriginal identity. Mr Thomas has been recognised as the designer of the Aboriginal flag. The Flag has strong symbolic meaning for Aboriginal Australians.
As stated by Mr Harold Thomas:
Black: represents the Aboriginal people of Australia
Red: represents the red earth, the red ochre and a spiritual relation to the land
Yellow: represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.