Coat of Arms
Blue represents the many lakes and rivers which make up the life blood of the land.
The sacred drum represents the strength of the spirituality and culture of the Aboriginal people.
The Stole in the Shape of the Letter ‘M’
Represents the gift of the priesthood in Archbishop Murray’s own life and for the people. The ‘M’ represents Mother Mary’s presence and help.
The Red Heart with Cross
Is the emblem of the Sacred Heart and of the Jesus Caritas movement. The Gold Cross Indicates that Bishop Murray Chatlain was ordained on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.
The Diagonal River
Represents the mighty rivers, the ancient highways of the Diocese.
“The Almighty has done great things for us.”
The Hat with ten Tassels
Is a standard symbol used throughout the Church representing the nature of the Archbishop’s office. The green reflects newness of life, growth, hope and so represents the life of the people of God