St. George's College (University of Western Australia)

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ST. GEORGE'S COLLEGE (UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

College of the University of Western Australia

Arms of St. George's College (University of Western Australia)

Official blazon

Arms : Argent, a Cross, in the first quarter a double-headed Eagle displayed Gules, on a Chief Ermine three Swans sans legs Sable, beaked Gules.
Motto: 'Nosse Deum Vivere'.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 5, 1964.

The Cross of St George is self-explanatory; the Black Swans are taken from the recorded Arms of the City of Perth within which the College is situated; the double-headed eagle from a recorded Hackett crest commemorates the fact that Sir Winthrop Hackett founded the College.

The motto is derived from the Latin original of the phrase 'In knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life', from the Second Collect at Morning Prayer.


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Literature: Low, 1971