The Flag of Norfolk Island

The flag of Norfolk Island features a green field with a white stripe below a green Norfolk Island pine tree situated in the center. The tree is a distinctive symbol of the island, representing its unique flora and green landscape. This flag is designed to reflect the island's natural beauty and its identity.

The Flag of Norfolk Island

History

Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, has a complex history of settlement, including periods of use as a penal colony. The current flag was officially adopted on January 17, 1980. Prior to this, as a territory of Australia, the island did not have its own unique flag and generally used the Australian national flag for official purposes. The adoption of its own flag was a step towards asserting its distinct cultural identity and heritage. The design, highlighting the native Norfolk Island pine, is a potent symbol of the island's environment and its people's attachment to their land.