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The arms show Aboriginal motifs. The female figure is derived from a sacred rock in Arnhem Land. The other symbols are simplified Churunga, or sacred map-like drawings, which have a special meaning to the owner.
The crest shows the wedge-tailed eagle, the territories' bird on an Aboriginal rock.
The red kangaroo is the territories' animal and the Sturts desert rose the official plant.
The arms on a 1986 coin
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Literature : Bruce, J.L. : Flags and emblems of Australia. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996.