University of New South Wales
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Arms : Argent, on a Cross Gules a Lion passant guardant between four Mullets of eight points Or, a Chief Sable charged with an open Book proper, thereon the word SCIENTIA in letters also Sable.
Motto: 'Manu et Mente'.
The arms were granted on March 3, 1952.
The lion and stars are from the Arms of the State, to which the Cross of St George also refers; the open book is self-explanatory.
'Manu et Mente' was the motto of the Sydney Technical College out of which the University, formerly called 'The New South Wales University of Technology', has developed.
Literature: Low, 1971