The current state flag of the Northern Territory was officially adopted by the Northern Territory, Australia in 1978. The Northern Territory has been in existence since 1911, but could not hoist its first flag until self-government in 1978.
As the Northern Territory never had colonial status or a prior flag, it was decided that an original design would be created. The flag was designed by Robert Ingpen, a prominent artist originally from Drysdale, Victoria. Ingpen used a number of designs suggested by the public as a basis for his final design.
The flag differs from the flags of the Australian states as it does not include the British Blue Ensign. The flag of the Australian Capital Territory adopted 15 years later is similar in design. The flag's colors consist of the official Territorian colors of black, white and ochre. The Southern Cross appears as five white stars on a black panel at the hoist. In the fly of the flag is a stylised Sturt's Desert Rose, the Territory's floral emblem since 1961, with seven white petals and a black seven-pointed core. The seven white petals represent the six Australian States and the Northern Territory.
This Northern Territory Flag 3x5 Polyester is a NEW beautiful printed polyester flag. This item has two metal grommets on a reinforced header for easy hanging and features four rows of stitching on the fly edge. Constructed with durable but lightweight polyester, the flag flies well in light winds, yet is suitable for flying on blustery days. Flag is NEW in original packaging. Vibrant colors are fade resistant.