Story: Coat of arms

Prospective coat of arms: first finalist (1st of 4)

Prospective coat of arms: first finalist

This is one of the three drawings that were sent to Britain for consideration as a possible coat of arms for New Zealand. The three were selected from a total of 75 designs entered in a 1908 competition to choose a coat of arms for the new dominion. However, virtually none of the elements in this design appeared in the final coat of arms.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: IA 9 30/30 52

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Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - British and 1911 coats of arms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012