Onrus River

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ONRUS RIVER

Province : Western Cape
Local Municipality : Overstrand
District municipality : Overberg

Arms of Onrus River

Official blazon

  • (af)

Wapen: In blou, 'n verhoogde dwarsbalk van goud belaai met 'n swemmende vis van rooi, vergesel in die skildhoof van vier versmalde golwende skuinsbalke van silwer en in die skildvoet van 'n opkomende uitstralende son van goud.
Helmteken: Voor twee skuinsgekruiste drietande van goud, 'n regopstaande anker van swart.
Wapenspreuk: NOBIS HABITATIO FELIX

  • (en)

Arms: Azure, on a fess enhanced Or between in chief four bendlets wavy Argent and in base a rising sun Or, a fish naiant Gules.
Crest: In front of two tridents in saltire Or, an anchor erect Sable.
Motto: NOBIS HABITATIO FELIX

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 8, 1978.

Onrus River is a tiny coastal hamlet in the western Cape province of South Africa. This is symbolised by the upper part and the blue colour.

The fish refers to angling in the river (or sea) that forms a lagoon/estuary and runs into the ocean. The rising sun symbolises the wonderful sunny climate in the country.

The crest shows a crossed black anchor, an old Christian symbol of hope, and also a symbol of shipping. The 3 pronged fork refers to Neptune ruling of the ocean.

The motto means: A pleasant dwelling place or abode for us all.


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