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Civic heraldry of Namibia
The lower part of the arms shows the Franke tower, built in 1908 as a memorial to the Herero war of 1904. The cross refers to the Mission Church built in 1907. The bow and arrow refer to the Bushmen who lived in the district. The wavy bars refer to the fountain who gave its name to the town, whereas the tools on the crest refer to the mining in the area.
Literature : Merrington (I)
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