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City of Knox Coat of Arms

Knox was named a city in 1969. It received its Coat of Arms in 1980.

The Coat of Arms tells the story of Knox’s pioneer beginnings and rapid development. The history of Knox talks about the birth of the region in more detail.


The crest

On top of the shield sits a little brown falcon.

This falcon has been Knox City Council's emblem since the Shire of Knox was created in 1963. It was adopted from the family crest of Sir George Knox, after whom the area is named.

Little brown falcons still live in Knox today.

The shield

The shield is divided into four quarters separated by the southern cross.

The quarters show two cornucopias (goat horns overflowing with fruit) and two large bulls.

The cornucopia signifies prosperity and our plentiful orchards. The bulls show our early transportation methods.

The cross

The cross breaking up the shield is the southern cross. It shows a spade, rake, hoe, and a balance and scales holding a brick.

The spade, rake and hoe represent the area’s many market gardens. The balance, scales and brick symbolise the building growth that changed Knox from rural shire to urban city.

The supporters

Two men are holding the shield.

The woodcutter is representative of the many timber cutters who worked in the area.

The trooper relates to the Native Police Corps who were based on the area now known as Police Paddocks in the 1840s.

The compartment

The shield and supporters stand on top of a green mound surrounded by a post and rail fence. The green mound represents the soft curve of the landscape throughout Knox.

"I Move and Prosper"

Our motto is translated from the Latin "Move et Proficior" and adopted from the Knox family.

The emblem

The Little Brown Falcon as depicted on the City's Coat of Arms was chosen as Knox's emblem or logo.

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