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An article from 16 April 2003 at

Windale´s Flag Blessed

Windale is the first Australian suburb to have its own flag. The Flag was blessed on Sunday 13 April by Catholic and Anglican ministers.
The joint blessing of the flag highlights the two churches working together for Windale. After a successful inaugural Windale Festival in 2001, the idea to design and produce a flag for the people of Windale was born.
The main body of the flag was the result of a design by Ray Cousins. Mr Cousins explains the design this way, ´On the broad base of black, representing the coal under our feet, bounded by green for the fields and white for our clean air. The flag bears the name of the suburb, Windale, the State, and the unique postcode. Proudly, the inscription is in a brown-soil colour, representing the community, the salt of the earth.´
The inclusion of the two symbols on the flag is the result of a suggestion by Roger Greenan. Mr Greenan says, ´Located on the upper hoist canton is the rondelle of the State of New South Wales of which we are part. This recognises the action by the State to improve the quality of life for people living in Windale. On the upper fly canton, the emblem of the aboriginal people, recognising their place within the community.´ Flying the flag is being encouraged at schools and other locations.

contributed by Olivier Touzeau, 10 January 2004