Kimberley (Cape)

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KIMBERLEY

Province: Northern Cape (until 1994 Cape Province)
District Municipality: Frances Baard
Local Municipality : Sol Plaatje

Arms (crest) of Kimberley (Cape)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The municipality was established in 1877, and the arms were in use by 1900. The design seems to be an expression of late Victorian imperial and colonial patriotism: the background is the Union Jack, and the fleurs de lis, lion and annulets are taken off the Cape Colony coat of arms. The diamond-shaped lozenge (which should be gold) behind the lion symbolises the city's diamond-mining industry.


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Literature : Image scanned from a cigarette card from the 1930s