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Queensland

Queensland Symbols

  • Animal: Koala
  • Bird: Brolga
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Queensland

  • Coat of Arms: The Queensland coat of arms was granted by Queen Victoria in 1893, and is the oldest in Australia.

    The coat of arms is composed of a Red Deer and Brolga supporting a shield divided into three sections. The top section of the shield displays the heads of a bull and ram, the left corner contains a sheaf of wheat, and the right corner features gold rising from a pile of quartz. Two stalks of sugarcane support the state badge, and the Crown of St. Edward rests above the shield.
  • Fish: Barrier Reef Anemonefish
  • Flag of Queensland
  • Flower: Cooktown orchid
  • Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful)
  • Slogan: Sunshine State

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