Wellington (Western Cape)

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WELLINGTON

Province: Western Cape (until 1994 Cape Province)
District Municipality : Cape Winelands
Local Municipality : Drakenstein

Arms of Wellington (Western Cape)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

These "arms", which depict a local landscape, were replaced in 1973 by proper heraldic arms (of which I have no image): Per chevron Argent and Azure, in chief two hurts each charged with a fleur de lis Or, in base a Huguenot cross Argent. Blue and white are the traditional colours of the Western Cape, and the charges on the shield allude to the 17th-century French Huguenots who settled in the area.


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Literature : Image scanned from a cigarette card from the 1930s