O’Brien House

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OBrien Crest Seperation

Name Idea: In commemoration of Archbishop Eris O’Brien, eminent Australian historian and Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, who invited the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Fathers to establish a school in Canberra in 1962.

Colours: Gold and white – the Papal colours.

House Flag: White to mast with dolphin symbol; gold trailing. Flag is pennant shape.

Arms: Dolphin-symbol of Risen Christ. Ring – Ring of Peter the Fisherman – ring of Episcopal authority.

Crest: Recalls the O’Brien family motto. Strong arm above.

Motto: ‘In emblazonment I place my hope.’