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City of Caulfield (Victoria, Australia)

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[City of Caulfield flag] image by Nozomi Kariyasu, 8 December 2011

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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.

[City of Caulfield flag] 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

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