The Australian Coat of Arms is etched on the glass wall at the front of the High Court of Australia in Canberra. The Australian flag flies in the background. This photo was taken from inside, which means that the Coat of Arms is reversed in this view. The animals are the emu and the red kangaroo, our unofficial national emblems. The shield represents the badges of each of the six states. From this side, left to right and top to bottom, the states are Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia. The seven pointed star above the shield represents the six states plus all the territories and any future states. And yes, the sky really was that blue on Monday!