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image by Jens Pattke, 26 February 2017
Source: http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net at http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/3193084/council-plan-flies-flag-for-real-reconciliation/
Aboriginal elder Dinawan Dyirribang presented the flag, bearing the words Bathurst Wiradyuri and Aboriginal Community, to the city. He explained it contained three totems significant to this area: the lyrebird, which is a speaker of many languages; the platypus, which is unique because it was created from the water rat and the duck – and so reflects our uniqueness; and the wombat, who, once he sets his mind on something, will not be deterred. The flag also contains the colour black for the Aboriginal people, red for the blood spilled, the sun which is the giver of life, and lines representing the river that flows through country and the earth of the Bathurst plains.
Jens Pattke, 27 February 2017