Story: Coat of arms

Royal approval for revised coat of arms

In 1956 the New Zealand government agreed to revise the 1911 coat of arms. Queen Elizabeth II approved the changes and initialled both the letter sent to her by New Zealand Prime Minister Sidney Holland and the new version of the coat of arms.

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Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - A new coat of arms, 1956', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012