The Armiger is the former Chief Minister of
Australia’s Northern Territory and Federal President of the Liberal
Party of Australia. He is an alumnus of the Australian National
University, Melbourne Law School, Adelaide and Sturt Universities;
also former Visiting Fellow at The Lauterpacht Centre of
International Law Cambridge University.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of
Management and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also
a Life Member and Fellow of the Australian College of Education
Conferred Honorary Life Member of LAWASIA 1996 he
also received a Commission as Queens Counsel in 1997 as Attorney
General and First Law Officer in the NT.
He is a recipient of the Panglima Gemilang
Dariah Kinabalu Yang Amat Mulia (Knight Commander Most Honourable
Order of Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia) and the Bintang Jasa Pratama
(Order of Service, Republic of Indonesia).
In 2006 he was made a Companion of the Order of
in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Awarded for eminent
achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia
or humanity at large it is the most senior civilian award conferred
He is a Knight of Magistral Grace of The Sovereign
Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and
He is also a Commissioned Officer in the Royal
recipient of the Reserve Force Medal, the Australian
Defence Medal and Centenary Medal. He is the former National
Chairman of the Defence Reserve Support Council of Australia.
He was accorded the title The Honourable for
Life by HM Queen Elizabeth II of Australia 1999 on retirement as
His grant of Arms recognizes his late father
Councillor Les Stone
the first Mayor of the City of Wodonga elected 1973. His mother
Councillor Pam Stone
was the first woman Mayor elected 1985.
Shane Stone traces his ancestry to John and Harriet
STONE from Plymouth, England disembarked Morton Bay Queensland in
1866. His maternal line he traces to Ellen WAINWRIGHT alias Esther
ECCLES a First Fleet convict who arrived Botany Bay in 1788.
which sits atop of the helmet comprises a Northern Australian sea
eagle (described in the Patent as a white breasted sea eagle) in
flight with a barramundi in its talons. Three colors have been used
for the mantling; the official colours of Australia’s
Northern Territory – black, white and ochre (although their tincture
is described differently under the laws of heraldry). In this case
the shield background is comprised of the single tincture
white. The charge is the red lion of Devon (Lion rampant body
roughly vertical, forepaws raised to strike) as the Stone family
arrived in Australia (Moreton Bay, Queensland) from
the South Hams, Devon in 1866. The lion is grasping a sprig of Australian wattle (Australia’s
national flower symbolizing ‘coming to
The lion has
convict shackles as both a pun and to acknowledge the maternal line
of the Stone Family which dates from Esther Eccles alias Ellen
Wainwright First Fleet Convict who arrived in Botany Bay on the
Prince of Wales 1788 (Armigers 13th Great Grandmother).
is surrounded by the Collar of the Order of Australia (three Stone
Family members have been admitted to the Order – mother Pam Stone
AC and wife Josephine Stone
family motto is Strength Honour Service adopted in English.
The motto selected best encapsulated the individual traits and
demonstrated service to the wider community by Stone family members.
Australian green tree frog was selected as the family badge. This
frog is prolific across the Northern tropical regions of Australia.
The border of the Grant of Arms comprises orchids found in Northern
Australia interspersed with small green tree frogs and features the
Coats of Arms of the Queen, Earl Marshal and College of Arms and
Kings of Arms.