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Grant of arms and Royal Charter of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1969-1973 [manuscript]
Bib ID 4370878
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
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Australian Academy of the Humanities
 
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Description 1969-1973 
0.71 m. (1 clam shell box) 
Biography/History

The Australian Academy of the Humanities was established under Royal Charter in 1969. It succeeded the Australian Humanities Research Council, founded in 1956. The primary goal of the Academy is to promote the interests of the humanities in Australia.

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Manuscript reference no.: MS 10062.

Royal commission of assent for the establishment of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, with red container housing wax seal attached by ribbon; the royal charter, was received by the Academy in August 1969 and sets out the object and purposes of the Academy. An illuminated and engrossed document of royal grant of coat of arms to Australian Academy of Humanities, illustrated, with three gold-coloured containers housing wax seals attached by ribbon. Includes the letters patent, with the armorial bearings, supporters, and motto of the Academy, and was granted in 1973. The arms is a shield emblazoned with two keys, as symbols of knowledge, within which are incorporated the letters A and H and incorporating the wattle motif and stars of the Southern Cross. The supporters are a Grecian maiden and youth, girdled with belts composed of the letters A and H repeated in sequence; both wear wreaths of wattle blossom and support long flaming torches, symbolising the handing on of the torch of life. The motto 'humani nihil aliendum' from Terence, Heatontimorumenos, line 77, 'homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto', that is, 'I have an interest in all things concerning humanity'.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234957331

Subjects Australian Academy of the Humanities -- Archives.  |  Australian Academy of the Humanities -- Heraldry.  |  Australian Academy of the Humanities -- Charters.  |  Research institutes -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Humanities -- Research -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1969-1973 

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