DIE - ARMADALE KELMSCOTT ROAD BOARD COMMON SEAL
Base is rectangular non-ferrous metal with a mounting hole at either end. The body for the die is a squat, round piece of the same metal bronzed to the base. The die is round consisting of an outer annular ring with raised text [(W) ARMADALE * KELMSCOTT (A0 / ROAD BOARD]. The inner area has a Latin inscription [VITAS TUTAS CUPIMUS] over the image of the Southern Cross constellation above a swan flanked by wheat sheaves. Raised text under the swan [COMMON / SEAL].
Used to make the Common Seal used by the Armadale/Kelmscott Road Board from 1910 to1961 when it became the Town of Armadale. The common seal was used to signify that the Armadale Kelmscott Road Board had legally signed a document.
The common seal is the corporate signature of an organisation and signified the organisations authority or approval of an action, such as signing legal documents or authenticating official documents.
The common seal represents the legal authority of the local government to make decisions, impose fees, sign agreements and to create by-laws for their community.