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City of Blacktown (NSW, Australia)

Last modified: 2005-06-17 by jonathan dixon
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Description of the Flag

At it was once possible to read that Blacktown has a light blue flag with coat of arms. The document is no more on Blacktown's website, but can be reached here through

"When Blacktown was proclaimed a City on March 7, 1979, the then Mayor, John Aquilina and the Council began the process of obtaining a Coat of Arms (also known as Armorial Bearings) for the City. Information relating to the Council area, the Council and its related history and draft were supplied to the Chester Herald of Arms, at the College of Arms in London. The College put the final design together, in consultation and agreement with Blacktown City Council. A Petition was drawn up requesting the granting of a Coat of Arms and was presented to the Earl Marshall, Duke of Norfolk, for his approval. The Coat of Arms was finally granted to the City of Blacktown in February 1981. The scroll and accompanying documentation was displayed publicly for the first time in Blacktown on April 1, 1981. The Coat of Arms includes all elements of Council's previous badge - the Indigenous person's head, the wattle sprig, the boomerang and the motto "Progress". It also incorporates the Great Grey Kangaroo, the Kookaburra (both fauna native to the area) and also a bay horse (included as recognition of the importance of the Blacktown area to the breeding of horses - past and present). The Coat of Arms has been registered as an Australian Trade Mark. It is used on the Blacktown City Flag (on a light blue background); medallions, shields and trophies presented by Council; official blazers worn by Councillors; Mayoral letterhead; and other promotional and commemorative material issued by Council. "
The coat of arms can be seen on Blacktown council website
Olivier Touzeau, 5 May 2001