Prospect County Council Arms
Arms in cast aluminium, 1970s
Prospect County Council used its coat of arms extensively, with all of its major properties marked with a three-dimensional representation of the Arms. The example shown here was formerly attached to a Prospect County Council office at Richmond, in the Hawkesbury District. The Arms are made in cast aluminium and painted as a single piece, with the motto ribbon as a separate piece.
It is not known when or by whom the Arms were made.
Some questions to research:
- Which of the charges and symbols used in this coat of arms allude to the NSW Coat of Arms?
- Are there other examples of official coats of arms in NSW that have an Aboriginal and a non-Aboriginal person as supporters - and if so, what might this symbolise?
- How could the rules of heraldry be adapted to be consistent with contemporary symbolism used by Aboriginal people in NSW - or how could that symbolism be expressed using the traditional rules of heraldry?
Image source: Nathanael Hughes, 11th October 2006
Page last updated: 01 September 2012