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Adelaide Arcade cupola
Title : Adelaide Arcade cupola Adelaide Arcade cupola
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Creator : Moore, Patricia, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 148 x 102 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

View of the cupola and coat of arms above the Rundle Mall entrance to the Adelaide Arcade.


Although Federation did not occur until 1901, at the time Adelaide Arcade was built (in 1885) several competitions had already been held to choose a coat of arms for the Commonwealth of Australia. The coat of arms that adorns Adelaide Arcade may have been the winner of one of these competitions, but it is not the design that eventually became our official coat of arms. The major difference from the official coat of arms is that the emu and kangaroo are on opposite sides of the shield.
Subjects
Coverage year : 2003
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

The history of Adelaide Arcade , [Adelaide: Adelaide Arcade Pty Ltd, 199-?]

Internet links :
Adelaide Arcade website : includes the history of the Arcade

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