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Civic heraldry of Namibia
The elephant is a canting symbol (Gaontabis meaning drinking place of great elephants in Nama). Gobabis is the Easternmost town in Namibia and thus the first to see the new light. This is symbolised by the sun and the motto. The supporters are a kudu and a gemsbok.`The tree is likely a camel thorn, a typical tree for the area.
Literature : Merrington (II)
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