Story: Flags

United Tribes' flag: James Laurenson collection (3rd of 4)

United Tribes' flag: James Laurenson collection

This copy of the United Tribes' flag was made from a plate in a book of flags published in 1845 and held by the British Admiralty library in London. This version has a white rather than black border around the smaller St George's cross, but the stars are eight-pointed, as on the original flag.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Laurenson Collection
Reference: MS-Papers-0009-09-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Flags - New Zealand flag', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2016