The flag of Papua New Guinea was officially adopted on June 24, 1971.
For many centuries red and black were the traditional colors used in the majority of native art work. The five stars are symbolic of the Southern Cross, and the golden Bird of Paradise is a local tribal symbol.
Papua New Guinea Coat of Arms:
The emblem of Papua new Guinea was adopted in 1975, and is composed of a Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (national bird) standing above a traditional spear and kundu drum.