Sunday, October 26, 2008

City of Adelaide Coat of Arms

If you look at yesterday's post you will see this Coat of Arms displayed on the Albert Tower. The original coat of arms was attached to the stern of The City of Adelaide; a sailing ship that brought supplies to the settlement of South Australia.

The arm holding a miner's pick at the top represents the early South Australian mining industry that provided wealth to the state.

The lion symbolises England from where the first settlers came and the kangaroo symbolises Australia, the country to which they came.

On the shield is
  • a three masted ship typical of the vessels that sailed to and from South Australia
  • a golden fleece representing our sheep industry
  • a bull's head symbolic of our cattle industry
  • a golden wheat sheaf representing our farming industry

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