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  Australia and its States, Sports, Food, Animals and Plants
Queensland's Coat of Arms is Australia's oldest State Arms and was granted to Queensland by Queen Victoria in 1893.
The Brolga was officially proclaimed the bird emblem of Queensland in January, 1986.
The koala was officially proclaimed the faunal emblem of Queensland in 1971.
www.angelfire.com /al2/Australia/Queens.html   (1197 words)

  
 Coat of Arms of Australia - InformationBlast
The initial coat of arms was granted by King Edward VII on May 7, 1908, and the current version was granted by King George V on September 19, 1912, although the 1908 version continued to be used in some contexts, notably appearing on the sixpenny coin until 1966.
The 1908 coat of arms consisted of a shield in the center, the Commonwealth crest above it, and a kangaroo and an emu supporting the shield, all on a bed of green grass with a scroll containing the motto "Advance Australia".
The 1912 coat of arms replaced the bed of grass with a background of golden wattle, changed the scroll to read simply "Australia", and addressed concerns that Australia's states were not represented by representing each of their coat of arms on the shield.
informationblast.com /Coat_of_Arms_of_Australia.html   (353 words)

  
 Guidelines on the Use of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms is the pre-eminent symbol of the power and authority of the Commonwealth Government.
The Coat of Arms is used by the Commonwealth to identify its authority and property.
The Coat of Arms consists of a shield composed of 'quarters' representing the six States of the Commonwealth enclosed by an ermine border.
www.dpmc.gov.au /guidelines/commonwealth_coat_arms.cfm   (2292 words)

  
 List of coats of arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philippines - Coat of Arms of the Philippines
United States - The obverse of the Great Seal of the United States is regarded as the Coat of Arms of the United States.
Coats of arms of the Yugoslav Socialist Republics
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_coats_of_arms   (178 words)

  
 Australia Now - Australia's Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms was granted by King George V in 1912.
However, a Coat of Arms for the city of Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
The Coat of Arms of the island State was granted by King George V in 1917 and the description of the Arms embodies the motto, Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness).
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/coat_of_arms.html   (1116 words)

  
 The Australian Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Australian Coat of Arms are the property of the Commonwealth of Australia and are used by the Commonwealth to authenticate documents, to indicate ownership of property, and for other purposes of identification.
Strictly the Crest is the device above shield and hemlet on a coat of arms; in Australia's case it is the seven-pointed gold star on the wreath.
The devices for each of the six States on the Arms are represented on the Blue Ensigns that are the official state flags.
www.anbg.gov.au /oz/arms.html   (401 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: QLD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A bicameral system existed until 1922 when the Legislative Council of Queensland was abolished by the Labor members' "suicide squad," so called because they took the unusual step of voting to abolish their own offices.
The University of Southern Queensland or USQ in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, is a university established in 1967.
Springsure is a small town in Queensland of negligible population 66 kms south of Emerald on the Gregory Highway.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/QLD   (6021 words)

  
 Queensland Australia Oceania Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Queensland is a state of Australia and has for many years been commonly known as the "Sunshine State".
The Queensland Coat of Arms is the oldest state arms in Australia.
The arms show three of the main Queensland industries of livestock, agriculture and mining with a sheaf of wheat, two stalks of sugar cane, and the heads of a ram and bull.
infotut.com /reference/Regional/Oceania/Australia/Queensland   (504 words)

  
 Parliament@Work - Queensland
Queensland's first Parliament was a form of Responsible Government, but it was not a democratically elected parliament like the ones that other Australian colonies had at this time.
The shield depicted on the Queensland Coat of Arms was given to the colony in 1893 by Queen Victoria.
Queensland's Parliament House is on the corner of George Street and Alice Street in Brisbane.
www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au /qld.php3   (1093 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Rockhampton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Grazing is the predominant industy in Central Queensland.
Queensland Rail has a large workforce in the city, which is the meeting point for the main north coast rail line and the line to the major coalfields to the west.
The Singapore Armed Forces have a permanent base in the city, and the large numbers of Australian, Singaporean and United States military personnel who visit the city on rest and recreation have become an economic lifeline to business.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rockhampton   (844 words)

  
 Department of the Premier and Cabinet - coatofarms
The Queensland Coat of Arms, the oldest State Arms in Australia, was granted to the Colony of Queensland by Queen Victoria in 1893.
The Coat of Arms is a heraldic device, symbolising the Queen's constitutional authority in the State.
The Coat of Arms was given a more modern rendering when the supporters, the red deer and the brolga, were assigned in 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee year.
www.premiers.qld.gov.au /Government/emblems/coatofarms   (235 words)

  
 Australian Coat of Arms
Australia's first national coat of arms was granted in 1908 and displayed the kangaroo and emu supporting the shield, and standing on a grassy mound.
The second coat of arms, made in 1912, included the symbols of the states woven together in the central shield with a border symbolizing federation.
Strictly the Crest is the device above shield and helmet on a coat of arms; in Australia's case it is the seven-pointed gold star on the wreath.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/coat_of_arms.htm   (563 words)

  
 Australian Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The grant of arms to individuals, organisations, towns and States has its origins as a mark of royal favour dating back to the Middle Ages.
Arms consist of objects arranged to distinguish the possessor by their particular kind, order and association.
Use of the Arms by private persons and organisations is seldom permitted since it is contrary to their essential meaning, may constitute a possible debasement of the Arms and may give rise to indiscriminate use.
www.pm.gov.au /aus_in_focus/nat_symbols/coatofarms.html   (1289 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Queensland, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The western side of the peninsula is washed by the Gulf of Carpentaria, while its eastern side borders the Coral Sea which is an arm of the Pacific Ocean.
West To the west, Queensland is bordered by the Northern Territory, at the 138 deg.
Queensland's population is less centralized than the rest of the country.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Queensland,-Australia   (646 words)

  
 Coat of Arms
The first approach to the College of Arms for a Grant of Arms for the Shire was made early in 1987 at which time the Somerset Herald, Thomas Woodcock Esq., provided details of what actions would be necessary on the part of the Council and what information the Council would need to provide.
The badge is not part of the Coat of Arms and is comprised of a wheel of thistles surrounded by a garland of Cooktown orchids.
The Coat of Arms can be used only by the Council or with the approval of the Council in association with projects with which the Council is closely involved.
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au /council/general/coatofarms.html   (572 words)

  
 1989 Queensland Ten Dollars
It is the fourth in a series of eight ten dollar coins issued between 1985 and 1993 displaying the Coat of Arms of Australian States and Territories.
Queensland's Coat of Arms, the oldest State Arms in Australia, was granted to the then Colony of Queensland by Queen Victoria in 1893.
The Coat of Arms was given a more modern rendering when the supporters, the red deer and the brolga, were assigned in 1977, the Queen's Jubilee year.
www.australianstamp.com /Coin-web/aust/tendolla/1989110d.htm   (352 words)

  
 Queensland (Australia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Crown [superimposed on the cross] on the Queensland badge represented the status of the Governor as representative of Queen Victoria in the Colony.
In Queensland, the Governor still flies the Union Jack with its badge in a laurel wreath in the centre of the Saint-George's cross.
When Queensland separated from New South Wales on 10 December 1859, celebrations were marked by the raising of this flag, which was described in the Moreton Bay Courier of 5 November 1859.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/au-ql.html   (696 words)

  
 Coat of Arms UGLQ
The Coat of Arms of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland is a shield with quaterlings, surmounted by a crest with a scroll bearing a motto underlying it.
The ear of corn and sprig of acacia surrounding and intertwining the horns of the shield are symbolic of the Blessing of Morality and Virtue in Plenty and of the Immortality of the Soul.
The Complete Coat of Arms of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland may be seen on the Standard of Grand Lodge which, together with the standard of the Grand Master is carried by the Grand Standard Bearer in Grand Lodge ceremonials before the Most 'Worshipful Grand Master.
www.geocities.com /dukerothesay/page4.html   (646 words)

  
 Mackay City Council - Coat of Arms & Logo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mackay’s Coat of Arms was received from the College of Arms, London, in April 1974.
The Coat of Arms is located on the front of the Sir Albert Abbott Administration Building and is also portrayed on the City Flag.
In this Coat, the helmet being of polished steel, in profile and with the visor closed, indicates the rank of a gentleman or esquire.
mackay.qld.gov.au /about_council/about_council/coat_of_arms__and__logo   (618 words)

  
 College of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Arms (being a differenced version of the ancient arms of Fenwick granted on the basis of a pedigree of the grantee recorded at the College of Arms) and badge.
Officers of the College of Arms were responsible for writing or revising a total of 50 entries in the new DNB which was published on 23 September; all are listed in the bibliography on the College website.
Seventy-three former officers of arms are included in the Dictionary as subjects, as well as four deputy heralds and six other individuals employed by or at the College of Arms, and 100 articles cite manuscripts held in the College as sources.
www.college-of-arms.gov.uk /Newsletter/003.htm   (1273 words)

  
 Queensland Tourist Information Australian Bed and Breakfast & Farmstay Accommodation Qld Australia
Queensland is a wondrously diverse Australian state, vast in size and scenically spectacular at every turn; from the red soil outback and lush green tropical rainforests, to the golden beaches, year round sunshine, cool blue coastline and living beauty of one of the world's great natural wonders; the Great Barrier Reef.
The Queensland Cultural Centre is the heart of Brisbane's arts and entertainment for it is home to the performing arts complex, the conservatory of music and Queensland Museum and Art Gallery.
The population of Queensland is over three and a half million and population records show that the south eastern corner of the state is the fastest growing region in Australia.
www.australianbedandbreakfast.com.au /queensland-bandb   (1630 words)

  
 Coat of Arms | Family Crests | Family Name History | Coats of Arms Rings | Family Crest Rings
Similarly to the use of seals instead of signatures, coats of arms and family crests were used to signify familial or honorific bonds.
It is not always clear as to how a particular family acquired its coat of arms or family crest, but the identification of your ancestry and the use of your family crest coat of arms is both exciting and individualizing.
The coat of arms evolved as a necessary symbol for knights in medieval times, today the "coat of arms" and its companion the "family crest" serve as interesting and unique reference points to family name history.
HistoricalNames.com   (198 words)

  
 state_arms
The New South Wales coat of arms reflects both the State’s original connection with England – the Cross of St George, the heraldic lions and its overall red, white and blue colours – and also the main agricultural pursuits of the State.
Queensland’s coat of arms is the oldest State arms in Australia.
Victoria’s coat of arms incorporates the stars of the Southern Cross which first appeared on the Colony’s flag in the 1850s.
www.hagsoc.org.au /index.php?page=state_arms   (2564 words)

  
 Centenary of Federation - Australian Symbols
The shield on the Queensland Coat of Arms symbolises the State's primary industries; a sheaf of wheat; the heads of a bull (meat) and ram (wool); and mining - shown by a pick and shovel and column of gold rising from a heap of quartz.
In 1977, in her jubilee year, Queen Elizabeth II assigned supporters for the arms: the Brolga represents native-born Queenslanders, and a Red Deer to represent those people who come to Queensland from elsewhere.
The badge of Queensland is taken from the State flag.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/10492/20021115/resources/symbols/state_qld.htm   (645 words)

  
 oz emblems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Australian Coat of Arms is commonly but incorrectly referred to as the 'Commonwealth Crest'.
Usually the Arms is depicted on a background of sprays of golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha) with a scroll beneath it containing the word 'Australia'.
The crest shows a miner's arm, mining being one of the main industries in and around Adelaide in the early 20th century.
users.chariot.net.au /~jfcooke/cookeseicons2.htm   (2538 words)

  
 Queensland State Identity, Flag, Coat of Arms, Floral & Animal Emblems - Aussie-Info.com
The flag of Queensland is the Blue Ensign with the State badge.
Queensland was the first State to be granted a Coat of Arms.
The present Coat of Arms consists of a shield which has a bull's head, a merino ram, a pile of quartz and a gold pyramid with a spade and pick.
www.aussie-info.com /places/qld/identity   (216 words)

  
 Coat of arms of the English - AskTheBrain.com
The coats of arms are inappropriate as the shells coat of arms are a pun on Shelley and the motto belongd to an English baronet.
The Queensland flag is composed of the blue English flag and a coat of arms which is made up of a blue Maltese cross with at its centre the St Edward crown, all on a white circle.
Unlike the English system of heraldry where the coat of arms can be carried only by the direct descendant the Irish system allows that all bearers of the name Dowling can use these arms.
www.askthebrain.com /arm_coat_english-.html   (402 words)

  
 Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The uniquely Queensland design depicts the progress of the State, with a clock-face in the background, and its beginnings represented by a gecko.
The 20c coin featuring Jenifer's design, a 50c piece depicting the Queensland Coat of Arms and a $1 coin showing the Centenary of Federation logo are combined in a Three-Coin Set for Queensland.
The Queensland Three Coin Set is the third in a series of nine to be released by the Mint for all Australian States and Self-governing Territories during 2001.
www.ramint.gov.au /press_releases/qld_student_release.cfm   (466 words)

  
 Queensland Queensland Flags & Emblems
In 1865, the Governor of Queensland was told by the Admiralty in London that the colony's vessels of war should fly the Blue Ensign, imposed with the colony's badge, on the stern, and a blue pennant at the masthead.
The koala was officially proclaimed the faunal emblem of Queensland in 1971 after a newspaper poll showed strong public support for this endearing marsupial as the State's animal ambassador.
The Brolga, featured on the Queensland Coat-of-Arms since 1977, was officially proclaimed the bird emblem of Queensland in January, 1986.
www.about-australia.com /queensland/queensland-facts.php?liststate=38&listtown=38&cat_id=60&c=461   (740 words)

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