Toowoomba

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TOOWOOMBA (city and regional council)

State : Queensland

Additions : Cambooya, Clifton, Crows Nest, Jondaryan, Millmerran, Pittsworth, Rosalie 

Arms of Toowoomba

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 20, 1960.

The horse's head represents the horse breeding around the city. The fleece symbolises the wealth created by the sheep farming and wool industry. The garb symbolises the agriculture in Darling Downs. The emu symbolises the plains in the area.The crest shows the Toowoomba violet and the golden wattle, which are quite common in the area. The supporters are kangaroos as a typical Australian symbol.


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Literature : Image taken from http://www.toowoomba.qld.gov.au, Information from Low, 1971


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