An old colour drawing of a single red flowerhead on a stem. This is an image of a print of a hand coloured engraving by James Sowerby (1757-1822), based on drawing nominally by John White but probably by the convict artist Thomas Watling. It appeared as Tab. IV in James Edward Smith's 1793 A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland. The plant depicted was then known as Embothrium speciosissimum, but is now Telopea speciosissima (Waratah).
The Waratah window by Alfred Handel in St Bede's Church, Drummoyne. An early 20th century work, it depicts Australian native flowers, the red waratah, emblem of the state of New South Wales; flannel flowers, Christmas bells and wattle (Acacia). The inscription reads "The heavens declare the glory of God. The firmament showeth his handiwork"
The Regimental Badge of the Royal N.S.W. Lancers consists of an elephant's head with coronet and three fleur-de-lys on crossed lances with two waratah sprays and a scroll bearing the words "Royal N.S.W. Lancers". The elephant's head is the crest of the late Lord Carrington who was Governor from 1885 to 1890. The crest is also the badge of the 16th Light Horse (M.G.) Regiment - The Hunter River Lancers.