Carry the Flag
The year 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Torres Strait Flag.
For Bernard Namok Jnr – ‘Bala B’ – the flag is a poignant reminder of home, family and the father he hardly knew.
Bernard Namok Senior won the flag design competition in 1992 but a year later, at just 31 years of age, he died leaving behind his wife with four young children.
Journey across the Torres Straits with Bala B to honour his father’s legacy. This is a rich and powerful story of a man whose design created meaning for a people once invisible to mainland Australia – the people of the Torres Strait.