Flag of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea flag facts
|Adopted||1 July 1971|
|(Mrs Susan Huhume)|
Papua New Guinea flag
The flag of Papua New Guinea is divided diagonally from upper hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise (Kumul) centered; the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern Cross constellation centered. Red and black have long been traditional colors of many Papua New Guinean tribes. The designer of the flag was 15-year-old schoolgirl Susan Huhume, who won a nationwide competition for a new flag design in 1971.
Flag of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, 1970–1971
Prior to 1970, Papua New Guinea was known as the Australian Trust Territory of Papua and New Guinea. In 1970 the Australian Administration introduced a blue-yellow-green vertical triband - blue at the hoist with the stars of the Southern Cross (Crux Australis), yellow band in the middle, and green with the white bird of paradise in the fly.
PNG Flag (1970-1971)