Activity: Flying The Flag
Setting the scene
Each Australian police jurisdiction flies its agency’s flag at the National Police Memorial. All flags were blessed in their home jurisdiction on National Police Remembrance Day and were later presented to the National Police Memorial catafalque (cat a falk) party by the respective Police Commissioners.
What to do
Each flag displays a unique design and has a colourful history behind its design and development. Choose a flag and research its history, development and design.
Answer the following questions. Include as much detail as possible in your research.
- When and why was the flag created?
- Describe why certain colours were chosen.
- Describe why certain images and logos were chosen.
A catafalque party was an integral part of the National Police Memorial dedication ceremony. Answer the following questions.
- What is a catafalque party?
- Why was a catafalque party created?
- When was the first catafalque party used in Australia?
- What are the roles of a catafalque party?
- What is the history of the catafalque party?
The Northern Territory police flag was a new design that was first raised and flown at the National Police Memorial dedication ceremony.
- Design a police flag that reflects the history of your city or town.
- Explain why you incorporated certain colours and images, logos or designs.
- Reproduce your flag and raise it at your school flag pole.