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It doesn't get more Australian than this! A magnificent antique kangaroo, emu and boomerang brooch by Willis that dates from the early 1900's. Willis was one of Australia's most prolific jewellers with their pieces becoming quite sought after as well as anything depicting Australia as this brooch most certainly does. Made in 9ct gold, it depicts a boomerang with the word "Australia" with an emu and a kangaroo with the Commonwealth coat of arms. King Edward VII first officially granted of a coat of arms to the Commonwealth of Australia in 1908. The first Coat of Arms was a shield of white and blue with a cross of St George, with five six-pointed white stars along the cross and six small shields around the edge of the shield. The shield was supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound and above the shield was the crest containing the seven-pointed gold star of Federation on a wreath of white and blue. Â The motto 'Advance Australia' was inscribed at the base of the grassy mound, all of which can be seen on this brooch. This particular brooch is seen on page 274 of the book, Australian Jewellers: Gold & Silversmiths, Makers & Marks, by Kenneth Cavill, Graham Cocks, and Jack Grace. Measuring 52mm across by 26mm it is fully marked with the Willis hallmark and a true piece of Australian history. Stock# T816 Maker: Willis Circa: 1910 $Sold.