Kōrero: Coat of arms

Revising the coat of arms: George Woods’s suggestion (1 o 3)

Revising the coat of arms: George Woods’s suggestion

Draughtsman and illustrator George Woods proposed an updated version of the New Zealand coat of arms in the mid-1940s. In his design the European woman on the coat of arms – a bit like France’s Marianne – bares one of her breasts.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-094-q-001
Ink drawing by George Woods

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.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - A new coat of arms, 1956', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/35065/revising-the-coat-of-arms-george-woodss-suggestion (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012