Queensland Government Logo

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The coat of arms of Queensland is the formal identifier for the local Government and serves as the Queensland Government logo. Interestingly, it is the oldest State Arms in Australia. Apart from the coat of arms, Queensland has a flag and an official badge.

Meaning and history

Queensland Government Logo history

Early 1893

Queensland Government Logo 1893

The Colony of Queensland received its emblem from Queen Victoria in 1893. Originally, it was viewed as the symbol of the Queen’s constitutional authority within the colony.
The elements of the governmental emblem represent the industries that played the most important part in the country’s economy in the nineteenth century.
The sheaf of wheat on the black background, for instance, stands for rural activities. You can also see a bull’s head (represents the beef industry), the side view of the ram’s head (represents the sheep industry), and a golden obelisk positioned over a pile of quartz (the mining industry).
Above the shield, there is pair of stalks of sugar cane.

End of 1893

Queensland Government Logo 18931

The Maltese cross was added between the stalks of sugar cane. There have been several explanations of the presence of this symbol in the Seal.

1977

Queensland Government logo

Two supporting animals appeared, along with several other meaningful details. This was the result of the modification, which took place during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year. The supporting animals were granted by the Queen.
To the left of the shield, the red deer can be seen. It serves as a reminder of the fact that Queen Victoria presented Queensland with a herd of deer from the royal hunting ground. The animal symbolizes the old world. The bird to the right of the shield is the brolga, which has been known as the only native crane on the continent. The brolga represents the native population.
In addition to the full-color emblem described above, there is also a simplified monochrome version of the Queensland Government logo, which can be seen, for instance, on the corporate website.

Font

The typeface, which features pronounced serifs and strokes of varying widths, might have looked old-fashioned in a contemporary minimalistic commercial logo. However, it is perfectly appropriate on the government coat of arms and only reinforces its historical style.

Colors

The palette is vivid and diverse. It preserves more or less realistic colors of the objects and creatures depicted on the emblem. However, you would hardly find maroon, Queensland’s state color.