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Many Aboriginal Flag Products Discontinued

Many Aboriginal Flag Products Discontinued

Just this past week we have learned that our supplier Gifts Mate (which primarily supplied Aboriginal Flag products) has closed it's doors and no further stock is available, so unfortunately that means we have had no choice but to discontinue over 30 products from our range. Click here if you wish to purchase any of the remaining items.

You may notice a price increase on these discontinued items. We hope to use the additional funds towards getting some new products made by a manufacturer to replace some of this range. As you can imagine this is a vast expense however we'd hate to lose so many wonderful products from our online store.

Donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The purpose of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is "to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new, culturally appropriate books - with a focus on early literacy and first language - but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories, in the languages they choose."

Australian Native T-Shirts donated in 2021 to the ILF, why don't you consider making a donation as well.

Visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Website.

[Blog Post] Store News - Changes at Australian Native T-Shirts 3/10/2020

[Blog Post] Store News - Changes at Australian Native T-Shirts 3/10/2020
Read about the changes that have taken place in 2020 to Australian Native T-Shirts.

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[Blog Post] Shipping Options Update - April 21st 2020

[Blog Post] Shipping Options Update - April 21st 2020

Important Update - Australian Deliveries

Due to Australia Post and Social Distancing Requirements at sorting centres and post offices etc, there are delays with all forms of shipping methods, regular AND express post. There is no longer any guarantee of next-day delivery with express post and regular post can take 2-3x longer than normal to arrive. It is obviously due to the pandemic and is out of our control. As a business, we are still doing our best to process and ship as quickly as possible so it gets into the Auspost system without initial delays.

Important Update - International Deliveries

Due to a lack of planes in the air, all export shipments have delays. Some postage methods have been closed off entirely from use, like regular airmail to many locations, as a result, we are only sending via international courier for now. This is quite a costly method, but it is all we can offer to be sure Australia Post will still process the package.

[Blog Post] Our Online Store and The Corona Virus Update

[Blog Post] Our Online Store and The Corona Virus Update

An update regarding the current situation with the Corona Virus in regards to our business operation. We are an Australian family based business with a small warehouse in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, run entirely by family members. Our warehouse is not a retail store, so we generally don't have/allow walk-in customers and certainly will not be having them during this pandemic. As such, we can continue to ship out orders worldwide as long as postal services are running.

In the warehouse we are:

  • Regularly hand washing.
  • Disinfecting all surfaces daily.
  • Not allowing outside visitors.

In general, family members are staying home as much as possible to avoid exposure to the virus.

Regarding the supply chain:

  • So far, no suppliers are reporting lengthy delays in product supplies and our main suppliers are operating much as we are.
  • We don't import direct from China or other countries where freight is blocked/delayed.
  • Our special order range - The Mountain Tie Dye T-Shirts - comes from the USA. During this time we are only receiving shipments once a week from them, so the order processing time is 7 days on that product range.

Change to Operating Hours: We are normally at the warehouse Monday-Friday and ship many orders out the same or next-day, however if need-be during this pandemic, we will reduce the days we ship out orders to Monday, Wednesday and Friday to further limit our exposure to the virus.

Thank you for your continued support during this time, this business is our  livelihood, it keeps a roof over our heads and we are doing our very best to continue to serve you during this unique period in our shared living history.

[Blog Post] Aboriginal Flag Information

[Blog Post] Aboriginal Flag Information

The Australian Aboriginal flag represents Indigenous Australians. It was originally designed in 1971 by Harold Thomas who is descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia and holds intellectual property rights to the flag's design. According to Mr Thomas, the black in the flag represents the Aboriginal people, the red the earth and their spiritual relationship to the land, and the golden yellow represents the sun, the giver of life. The Aboriginal flag was originally designed for the land rights movement and has since became a symbol of the Aboriginal people of Australia.

It's important to note that authentic Aboriginal flag merchandise must be licensed by Harold Thomas (with royalties paid to Mr Thomas) and we are proud to say all Aboriginal flag t-shirts, other clothing and gifts in our store are 100% authentic licensed products. Many online stores located outside of Australia are offering bootleg Aboriginal Flag products and these should be avoided by consumers.

We here at Australian Native T-Shirts have been instrumental in bringing new Aboriginal flag t-shirt designs to market, please view our entire range here.

[Blog Post] New Release! Australian Native T-Shirts Own Brand of Products

[Blog Post] New Release! Australian Native T-Shirts Own Brand of Products
Meet our new in-house range of Aussie t-shirts with the release of Australian Native T-Shirts own brand of Australiana!

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[Blog Post] Tie Dye T-Shirts in Australia - Spotlight on The Mountain T-Shirts

[Blog Post] Tie Dye T-Shirts in Australia - Spotlight on The Mountain T-Shirts
A look at The Mountain Tie Dye T-Shirt logo changes and a view of the 2018 Collection from brand. We are your source of The Mountain tie dye t-shirts in Australia since 2004.

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[Blog Post] Lest We Forget - Donate to the Australian War Memorial

[Blog Post] Lest We Forget - Donate to the Australian War Memorial

The family here at Australian Native T-Shirts hold the Australian War Memorial close to our hearts. With a Grandfather who served in World War I on one side of the family and a Grandfather who served in World War II on the other, the AWM is a moving place to visit when in Canberra and we always make time to visit every trip.

We have offer a range of Lest We Forget t-shirts and other products in our online store and from those will donate $1 from every Lest We Forget item sold to the Australian War Memorial. Below is the receipt from our first donation in March 2018, our second in April 2018 and our third in August 2018, with donations following in October 2018, February 2019, April 2019 and September 2019. We grouped many orders together and made a larger donation via the AWM website on 28th January 2021. In May 2023, a $200.00 donation was made to the AWM.

Donation to the Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial April 2018 Donation

August War Memorial Donation - 20th August 2018

October Donation to War Memorial

February 2019 War Memorial Donation


April 2019 Donation


September 2019 War Memorial Donation

Australian War Memorial Donation 2021


We encourage everyone to visit the Australian War Memorial when in Canberra, it is located at: 

The Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent
Campbell ACT 2612
Opening Hours
Closed Christmas day
Free entry
If you would like to donate directly to the Australian War Memorial, donations can be made via their website here: https://www.awm.gov.au/donate

[Blog Post] Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast in 2018!

[Blog Post] Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast in 2018!

In early April 2018 we have the Commonwealth Games taking place on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. An exciting time for us Aussies who love our sport, we're hoping being the home team will see us win even more Gold than usual!

The main venue is Carrara Stadium and the official motto of the games is "Share The Dream". The opening ceremony takes place on 4th of April 2018 and the games end on 15th of April 2018. The Commonwealth Games mascot (pictured above) is Borobi the koala, who was officially named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2016. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body. The term "borobi" is an Aboriginal term for koala.

 We're excited to see the Commonwealth Games return to Australia and wish all athletes success!

We have a number of t-shirts in store you can wear to the games to show your support for Team Australia - check them out in our Aussie t-shirts section here.

Aussie T-Shirts to wear to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast

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