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[Sydney University]
by Jonathan Dixon and Željko Heimer



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University of Sydney

This is the Banner of Arms of the University of Sydney. It flies over the main quad.
Jonathan Dixon, 04 December 1999

The flag has at the top, a yellow lion on red field; beneath that, a blue cross on a white field. On each arm of the cross is a yellow eight-pointed star, at the centre of the cross is an open book with 5 yellow clasps on one side and 4 on the other. [Ed]

The arms of Sydney University are: Argent, on a cross Azure, an open Book proper clasps Gold between four Stars of eight points Or, on a Chief Gules a Lion passant guardant also Or. Ralph Kelly, 17 Febraury 2003


St John's College

St. John's College, a residential college within the University of Sydney (see www.stjohns.usyd.edu.au), has its own flag: green, with a green shield fimbriated yellow, featuring a halo with rays shining downwards, above a triangle above an eagle (wings half-spread), all in yellow. Beneath the shield is a scroll, again in green fimbriated yellow, probably bearing some kind of motto in yellow.
Miles Li, 5 November 2002

It looks like the "kind of motto" is the school motto "nisi dominus frustra"
Michael P. Smuda, 5 November 2002

Which means, "Unless the Lord, in vain", implying the verse from the Psalms, "Unless the Lord is with us, our labour is in vain".
Rob Raeside, 5 November 2002

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