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Civic heraldry of Australia
Arms : Argent, on a Base wavy Azure charged with a Barrulet wavy Argent a Black Swan naiant proper.
Crest : On a Wreath Or and Sable, The Royal Crown between two Kangaroo Paw (Anigosanthos manglesii) flowers slipped proper.
Supporters : On either side a Kangaroo holding in the exterior fore-paw a Boomerang proper.
The arms show the State's bird, the black swan. The kangaroos each hold a boomerang as the symbol of the Aboriginal people. The royal crown is placed between the State's flower, the Mangle's kangaroo paw.
The arms as shown on an Australian cigarette card from 1910
The arms as shown on an German trade card from the 1930s
The arms on a postcard by Kohl (Germany)
Image of a proposal for the state arms from ??
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Literature : Bruce, J.L. : Flags and emblems of Australia. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996; Image of proposal send to me by mail