Oudtshoorn

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OUDTSHOORN

Province : Western Cape (formerly Cape Province)
District Municipality : Garden Route
Local Municipality : Oudtshoorn

Arms of Oudtshoorn

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms are based on the arms of the Van Reede van Oudtshoorn family, with the addition of two ostrich feathers to distinguish the arms from the family arms. Compare also Rhede in Germany.

In the 1930s the arms were slightly different:

Arms of Oudtshoorn

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Literature : Scan from first day cover and a cigarette card from the 1930s