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 sword with two laurel branches, all in gold. A scroll beneath the shield bears the motto 'MARTE ET ARTE'. The ends of the scroll are a dark pink, gradually lightening to a white centre. Above the shield is a knight's helmet with a gold and blue ribbon and leaf design on both sides. Sitting above the helmet is the upper half of a dark pink (possibly meant to be red) lion, holding a pair of gold compasses. The drawing is held in a brown wooden frame with a brown matte.
A paper label is pasted on the back with typed details: ' ARMS OF / GENERAL SIR JOHN MONASH, / G.C.M.G., K.C.B. / (Granted by the College of Heralds, 1918) / ARMS- Azure, a fess between in chief five / mullets of eight points three and / two, and in base a sword within two / branches of laurel all Or. / CREST - On a wreath of the colours a demi / lion Gules holding between the paws / a pair of compasses Or. / MOTTO - "MARTE ET ARTE". / (Authority - "Fox-Davies Armorial Families" / Vol.II, page 1371)". Next to 'MARTE ET ARTE' is hand written '(BY WAR AND BY ARTS)' . The label is signed 'R.K. Peacock / 1937'.
- Serle, G. John Monash: A Biography (Melb, 1982)
- Pedersen, P. Monash as Military Commander (Melb, 1985).