The Story Behind Our Logo


A competition was held in 1987 to find a suitable logo for our Council. 124 entries were received and the winning entry was submitted by Michael Reeve whose initials appear faintly on the bottom right hand side of the "W".

Reading the reports of the competition at the time has revealed the symbolism behind the winning logo.

"Table Cape stands alone as a landmark of our area and the sunray behind this graphic representation of the Cape suggests the permanence of the landscape, sea and sky. The enlarged "W" is indicative of ploughed paddocks representing the rural heritage of the municipality as well as the significance of agriculture to its present day economic base."

The lighthouse was added to Mr. Reeve's design along with a seagull which symbolizes the rookery at the mouth of the Inglis River. The lines on the Cape are thought to symbolize the rivers flowing to the sea.

The word "Waratah" was added to the logo in 1993 following amalgamation of the former Waratah and Wynyard Councils.

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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