Graaff-Reinet

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GRAAFF-REINET

Province : Eastern Cape
District Municipality : Sarah Baartman
Local Municipality : Dr Beyers Naudé

Arms of Graaff-Reinet

Official blazon

(af)

  • Wapen: In silwer, twee versmalde beurtelings gekanteelde rooi dwarsbalke, en op 'n swart kanton 'n regopstaande goue anker.
  • Helmteken: 'n Swart dubbelkopadelaar met uitgespreide vlerke, goud gebek en geklou met 'n regopstaande goue anker op die bors belaai.
  • Wrong en dekklede: Silwer en rooi.
  • Skildhouers: Twee breekoparende van natuurlike kleur.
  • Spesiale kompartement: 'n Rotsgrond van natuurlike kleur.
  • Wapenspreuk: DIEU NOUS CONDUISE

(en)

  • Arms: Argent, two bars embattled counter-embattled Gules; on a canton Sable an anchor erect Or.
  • Crest: A double-headed eagle displayed Sable, armed and charged on the breast with an anchor erect Or.
  • Wreath and mantling: Argent and Gules.
  • Supporters: Two martial eagles proper.
  • Special compartment: A rocky ground proper.
  • Motto: DIEU NOUS CONDUISE

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 17, 1980.

I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !

The arms replaced former non-official arms, see below:

Arms of Graaff-Reinet

The arms on a tobacco card +/- 1930

These arms are taken from the arms of the old colonial Drosteny Graaff-Reinet, which were in turn taken from the family arms of the Van de Graaff family, after which the settlement was named.

Arms of Graaff-Reinet

The family arms in 1750
Arms of Graaff-Reinet

The arms of the colonial Drosteny Graaff-Reinet


Literature : family arms from: "Geslacht-Register van de Familie van van de Graaff, zedert veele Jaaren geétabliceert te Dordrecht"


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