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

Arms : Quarterly per pale indented and per fesse Or, Gules, Azure, and of the first, in the first quarter a Horse's head erased Purpure, in the second quarter a Fleece also Or, banded Azure, the ring Gold, in the third quarter a Garb also Gold, banded Gules, and in the fourth quarter an Emu Sable.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Purpure, a spring of Violet and a sprig of Wattle both flowered and leaved in saltire proper, tied with a Riband Gules.
Supporters : On either side a Kangaroo proper, each charged on the shoulder with a sprig of Wattle flowered and leaved also proper.
Motto : 'Prodimus Dum Crescimus'.

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.


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


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