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Papua New Guinea Flag

Papua New Guinea Flag

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All of our printed Papua New Guinea flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags

 

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History of the Papua New Guinea Flag

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Trivia
The flag was designed entered in a national competition by schoolgirl Susan Karike.
Technical Specifications
Adopted1st July 1971
Proportion3:4
DesignA black-red diagonal bicolour with the Southern cross in the lower black portion and a bird-of-paradise in the upper red portion.
Colours
PMSRed:186Yellow:116
Brief History

In 1884 the Germans took control of Papua New Guinea. The flag of German New Guinea was a white field with national flag top left and the black lion with red fleur-de-lies centre right. The black-white-red flag of the German Colonial Empire was flown alongside the flag of German New Guinea.

The South-eastern quarter of New Guinea was taken by the Government of Queensland for the British Empire in 1883. The flag adopted was a British Blue Ensign with a white circle, crown and bold black text reading “PAPUA”.

In 1920 New Guinea was under British control administered by the Australians called the Territory of New Guinea. The flag was a British Blue Ensign with a white disc, crown and “T.N.G” text.  When the Papua and New Guinea Territories were joined in 1949 the flag remained the same.

The flag of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea was changed in 1965. The British Blue Ensign was replaced by a green blue field and a yellow, red and blue raggiana bird-of-paradise.

In 1970 the flag was changed again to a Blue-yellow-green vertical tricolour with the stars in the shape of the Southern Cross in the left portion and a white outline of the bird-of-paradise in the right.

Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1971 and a new black-red diagonal bicolour with the Southern cross in the lower black portion and a bird-of-paradise in the upper red portion was adopted.

The flag was designed by schoolgirl Susan Karike who won a national competition.

The Emblem of Papua New Guinea

The Emblem of Papua New Guinea was adopted in 1975 and depicts a bird-of-paradise perched on a kundu drum and in front of a spear.

The Naval Ensign of Papa New Guinea

The Naval Ensign of Papa New Guinea is a plain white field with the national flag top left.

The Flags of the provinces of Papua New Guinea

Each province of Papua New Guinea has an individual flag. Examples of those flags are below.

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