Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia

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ROYAL AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Arms of Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia

Official blazon

Arms : Per pale Vert and Or, a Triangular Harrow between in chief two bunches of Grapes and in base a pair of Shears all counterchanged.
Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours, between two Roses Gules, barbed and seeded proper, a Merino Ram's head caboshed Or, armed Gules.
Supporters : On the dexter side a Bull guardant Gules, armed and unguled Or, and on the sinister side a Horse guardant Sable, crined, unguled, and each charged on the shoulder with a representation of the Southern Cross composed of five Stars Or.
Motto: 'Quo Uberior Fiat Terra'

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 1, 1967.

The green of the shield is for fertility which is basic to agriculture and horticulture; the gold alludes to the fruits of the earth, the result of these two pursuits, and also to the basic con­tribution made by agriculture and horticulture to the general benefit of the Commonwealth.

The stylized harrow symbolizes cultivation of the soil, and the shears represent the pastoral aspects of primary production, and in particular wool production.


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Literature : Low, 1971