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New South Wales

New South Wales Symbols

  • Animal: Platypus
  • Bird: Kookaburra
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of New South Wales

  • Coat of Arms: The official coat of arms of New South Wales was granted by a Royal Warrant of King Edward VII on October 11, 1906.

    The coat of arms is composed of a lion and kangaroo supporting a shield with a silver cross voided red. The four quadrants outside the cross contain a wheat sheaf in the top left and bottom right, and a golden fleece in the top right and bottom left quarters. The crest of the arms depicts a rising sun, and the state motto is displayed on a ribbon below, "Orta recens quam pura nites" ("Newly risen, how brightly you shine").
  • Fish: Blue Gropper
  • Flag of New South Wales
  • Flower: Waratah
  • Motto: "Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites" ("Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine")
  • Slogan: First State, Premier State

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