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Civic heraldry of Australia
State : New South Wales
The arms were granted on June 10, 1968.
The gold of the shield represents the important arable areas of wheat, barley, rice and canola, while the Merino ram's head alludes to the importance of local wool production and sheep-shearing. Deniliquin was established at a crossing point over the Edward River, represented by the red pale interssecting the wavy fess. The two mural crowns recall the former separate townships of North and South Deniliquin.
The Aboriginal in the crest is the tribal chief Denilakoon after whom the town was named. He emerges from a circlet of four gold stars found on the State Arms of NSW. Supporters are two brolgas, with a necklet od nardoo grass, and holding a fringe violet, all of which are native to the area, depicted as a sandy compartment.
Literature : Low, 1970.
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