Monday, July 8, 2013
1908 SYDNEY COAT OF ARMS
This 1908 Coat of Arms for the City of Sydney is interesting.
It features images of the First Fleet used by the British government in 1788 to transport its first convicts to the penal colony of New South Wales.
An Aboriginal man and a British sailor stand on equal footing, but do the words of the motto, "I take, but I surrender", apply to both, or just the white man?
And what exactly does this mean?