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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 5. April 3, 1952

Your Arms Sirs!

Your Arms Sirs!

N.Z.U. Arms

Has it ever occurred to all ye that pass by that as members of V.U.C. we are significantly concerned by the blazonry of the N.Z.U. [unclear: This, in] the terms of the technical is: Within a circular ribbon and on a ground diapree, an antique escocheon, bearing azure, between four estoilles of eight points in cross argent, a book open fesswise of the same, edged and indexed proper. To the layman, estoilles or estoils are stars and here represent the southern cross as on the N.Z. flag hence symbolise N.Z. The term fesswise just means horizontally across the middle, I.e., like the "fess" on our own crest and the open book is symbolic of learning. Hence our budding herald would take it that the wearer (if there are any) of this crest came from an institution of learning in N.Z., believe it or not.

Ripley Jr.

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