Stirling (Western Australia)
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State : Western Australia
The arms were granted on February 1st, 1989.
The first quarter of the arms shows the crest of Governor James Sterling, who founded the city. The second quarter shows a castle and refers to the castle in Sterling, Scotland.
The lower part shows a dolphin and symbolises the ocean bordering Stirling. The supporters are the swan, taken from the arms of Western Australia, and a pelican, a common bird in the Swan river and the lakes around the city.
The crest shows a Dianella flower, a common plant in the area. The suburb Dianella is also named after the plant.
The motto is taken from Shakespeare's Richard II, Act 4, Scene 1, 'sterling' meaning here a mark of excellence.
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