World Civic Heraldry Guide: coats of arms and flags of cities, regions, states
Ashfield (New South Wales, Australia), coat of arms
Ashfield's Coat of Arms were granted by the Lord Lyon in 1983 and resulted from a visit to a Reception given by Ashfield Council for Scottish week in 1982 by Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw (Chief of the Clan Agnew). After reading a copy of "Ashfield 1871-1971" which was presented to him, Sir Crispin suggested that Ashfield Council may care to pursue the granting of a Coat of Arms based on its early associations with Robert Campbell one of our earliest landowners who named his estates "Ashfield Park". Sir Crispin was commissioned to pursue this matter on Council's behald and the Coat of Arms was subsequently granted by the Lord Lyon in 1983.
The blazon is as follows: Azure, five mullets (arranged to represent the constellation of the Southern Cross). Argent a chief gyronny of eight Or and Able within a cordure azure charged of eight annulets Or, the chief with a fillet Argent in the lower part. Above the Shield is placed a coronet appropriate to the Municipality (videlicet:- a mural coronet Proper masoned Sable), and on a Wreath of the Liveried is set for Crest a sun rising Or. For Motto, "AGITE PRO VIRIBUS".
Basically, this means that the Arms are a blue field with a Southern Cross on it and in chief, the Campbell Arms which Robert Campbell recorded in the Lyon Register. The blue of the Chief and the field is separated by a silver fillet. The mullets are stars with five points to differentiate then from the Southern Cross as used in the Arms of Australia which have 6 points. The crest is a rising sun in gold, and the motto is that used in Campbell Arms, loosely translated meaning, "Act according to your strength".
adopted (dd.mm.yyyy): 05.11.1983
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