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The City of Caulfield was in southeast Melbourne. It began as a roads district in 1857, becoming a shire in 1871 and a city in 1913. It merged with parts of Moorabbin to form the City of Glen Eira in 1994.
image located by Jonathan Dixon, 27 November 2011
Valentin today posted on Facebook an image of a standard, taken from the Letters Patent granting the city's arms on 1 May 1977. (see http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=1930&h=0).
The arms are blazoned:
Per pale Argent and Gules barry counterchanged on a Fess per pale Gules and Or a lion passant counterchanged.
Crest: Out of a Mural Crown Or a Dragon's Head erased Gules within an Amulet compony Or and Azure, mantled Gules doubled Argent.
A badge was also granted: Within an Annulet compony Or and Azure on a Mural Crown Gules a Chestnut Horse passant saddled and bridled proper. Each supporter was a Dragon wings inverted Sable the underside of the wings body and tail Or armed and langued Gules gorged with a Mural Crown and resting the interior hind leg on a winged Wheel Or.
The standard shown has a red and white border, with the arms at the hoist - a lion counterchanged red on yellow/yellow on red with
alternating bars of red and white above and below. The fly is white, with two red bands bearing the Latin motto "LABORE VINCES" (trans: By our labours we shall conquer) in yellow in between the City's badge (the Chestnut horse on a mural crown in a blue/gold annulet), crest (red dragon's head with blue tongue coming out of a mural crown within a blue/gold annulet, and the badge again.
I would be surprised if this standard ever made it of the vellum of this letters patent, but I hope it is if of some interest anyway. I'm not sure how, well, standard, it was to have a standard included in the Letters Patent at that time.
Jonathan Dixon, 28 November 2011
Nozomi sent me a photo of an actual flag he bought while living in the city
in the 1990s. This flag is a banner of arms, with two bars of red and white
counterchanged stripes both above and below the central lion panel.
Jonathan Dixon, 8 December 2011