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Rodrigues Island (Mauritius)

Last modified: 2006-07-08 by antonio martins
Keywords: rodrigues | orle | fauvette | solitaire | maize | hibiscus |
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Rodrigues flag
image by Pascal Gross, 17 Mar 2006
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About the flag

Jos Poels sent me the URL with a photo with the flag of Rodrigues (or at least, it looks like a flag).
Mark Sensen, 20 Apr 2004

This flag is white with the coat of arms in the center (I seem to recall having seen a border around the flag).
Pascal Gross, 15 Oct 2004

The flag of Rodrigues Island (dependency of Mauritius) was created for the autonomy of the island. The scroll on the coat of arms reads "Travail, Solidarité, Fierté" (Labour, Solidarity, Pride). According to the Rodrigues Regional Assembly website, this motto is a testimony of the pride of the Rodriguan people to live in an autonomous island and their determination to construct the country’s destiny in harmony and solidarity for the welfare of everyone within the Republic of Mauritius.
Pascal Gross, 17 Mar 2006

On the Coat of Arms are shown Le Solitaire and La Fauvette birds, products of Rodrigues namely maize, fish and basketry with the sea and sun in the background crowned by the hibiscus flower.
Jens Pattke, 04 Jan 2005,
quoting from the Mauritius Post website

The solitaire (litt. , lonesome) was a big bird endemic in the Mascarenas islands. It was exterminated in the XVIIIth century. A fauvette is a warbler, but there are several species of this bird all over the world.
Ivan Sache, 04 Jan 2005

The postal authorities of Mauritius have issued in October 2004 a set of stamps about Rodrigues. One of these stamps features the new coat of arms of Rodrigues (see 4th stamp on the first day cover under the title "Annual stamps issue").
Pascal Gross, 15 Oct 2004

Stamp also here.
Jens Pattke, 16 Oct 2004

About Rodrigues Island

Rodrigues Island is an integral part of the Mauritian territory. Since the days of colonization it was administered from Mauritius. Recognising the specificities of Rodrigues and the need to decentralize the National Assembly voted unanimously on 20 November 2001 the Acts which granted autonomy to the island.
Jens Pattke, 04 Jan 2005,
quoting from the Rodrigues Regional Assembly website

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