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Queen Victoria granted the Queensland Coat of Arms, the oldest State Arms in Australia, to the Colony of Queensland in 1893.
The state flag was first introduced in 1876 when Queensland was a self-governing British colony with its own navy.
The badge of Queensland developed from the need to include a seal or badge in the design of the state flag.
The koala was officially named the animal (faunal) emblem of Queensland in 1971, after a newspaper poll showed strong public support for this endearing marsupial.
The Cooktown orchid became known as Queensland's floral emblem in 1959, during celebrations to mark the state's centenary.
The brolga has featured on the Queensland Coat of Arms since 1977. It wasn't until January 1986 that it was announced as the official bird emblem of Queensland.
The sapphire was named the official state gem for Queensland in August 1985.
The Barrier Reef Anemone Fish was officially named as Queensland's aquatic emblem in March 2005. The public nominated the species as their preferred representative for Queensland.
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On 13 November 2003 the Governor in Council officially named maroon as Queensland's state colour as a result of a long-held, but informal, tradition of using maroon to represent Queensland.
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