Story: Coat of arms

Version of the 1911 coat of arms, Victoria University (2nd of 2)

Version of the 1911 coat of arms, Victoria University

An image based on New Zealand's first coat of arms (1911), not often conspicuously displayed publicly, is part of a stained-glass memorial to Victoria University staff and students who served in the First World War. The memorial was unveiled in 1924, and preservation of it was part of the successful campaign to save the university's Hunter Building from demolition.

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Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - British and 1911 coats of arms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012