Shire of Altona

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State : Victoria
Established : 1957
Incorporated into : 1968 City of Altona (1994 City of Hobsons Bay)

Arms (crest) of Shire of Altona

Official blazon

Azure, on waves of the sea a yacht in sail proper, pennant flying gules, on a chief argent three Hortonspheres of the second, supports and balustrades Sable. Crest: on a wreath argent gules a swan sable beaked and legged gules, pendant from the neck a bugle horn or stringed of the second. Supporters: on either side a sabre-tooth (Machaerodus) or, armed and langued gules and gorged with a mural crown sable masoned argent. Mantling argent doubled gules.

Motto : Sic Virescit Industria


This design was made in September 1965, but I have no information whether the arms have actually been granted or used.

The chief shows so-called Hortonspheres, a type of tank used in the chemical industry and refers to the Altona Petrochemical Complex and Altona Refinery. Unfortunately we have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms yet.

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