Morning Star flag

The Morning Star, the flag of West Papua

Morning Star flag 

The Morning Star flag

The Morning Star flag (IndonesianBintang Kejora) was a flag used in a supplemental fashion onNetherlands New Guinea (1949–1962) to the Flag of the Netherlands. It was first raised on 1 December 1961, and fell into disuse on 1 October 1962, when the territory came under administration of the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (UNTEA).

Although the flag is commonly used today by the Free Papua Organization as a nationalist and pro-independence symbol, such an interpretation was disavowed by the Dutch authorities at its creation. Under Papua’s Special Autonomy Law ratified in 2002, the flag may be raised in Papua so long as the flag of Indonesia is also raised and it is higher than the Morning Star flag.[1] The flag consists of a red vertical band along the hoist side, with a white five-pointed star in the center.

Cheers- Phil Wantok.

Wear the colours & Iam sure there will be selling T-Shirts/Flags etc on location.Melbourne City-State Library 12pm Saturday 1st december 2012.


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