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Civic heraldry of Australia
The arms were granted on ?
The arms show the four stars of the Southern Cross. The two supporters symbolise Peace and Prosperity (with the horn of plenty). They also represent the motto. Between the shield and the supporters is the state's floral emblem, the pink heath. The kangaroo holds the royal crown.
The arms on a British tobacco card, 1905
The arms on a British tobacco card, 1910
The arms on a American tobacco card, 1910s
Literature : Bruce, J.L. : Flags and emblems of Australia. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996.
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