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‘Labor Omnia Vincit’ (work conquers everything) is a historically significant slogan associated with the American and English labour movements. It was also the motto of the Knights of Labour, a group started in the 1860s in America. The Knights…

Hand drawn and coloured picture of the Monash coat of arms, which has been signed vertically 'R K PEACOCK'. The image shows a blue shield divided horizontally by a gold band. Above the band are five eight pointed gold stars. Beneath the band is a…

Signet ring made from 18 carat gold. The face of the ring is impressed with a lion rampant holding a compass. In a scroll below is the latin motto 'MARTE ET ARTE' [By war and arts]. These words are impressed in the reverse to enable the ring to be…

This coat of arms is displayed above the gates of the New Norcia monastery. The pontifical hat at the top, called a galero, has been a common motif in ecclesiastical heraldry since the fifteenth century. As a vestment, the galero dates to c.1245,…

This newspaper article from The Argus in 1935 reports on an amusing incident during a visit by Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons to Manchester, UK. Lyons was asked to pose with a medieval halberd for a photograph, which was mistakenly thought to…