Story: Colonial and provincial government

Seal of the province of Hawke’s Bay

Seal of the province of Hawke’s Bay

This wax impression of the seal of the province of Hawke’s Bay was made in 1858, the year the province was established. It had previously been part of Wellington province. A seal was an indication of authority and seriousness of purpose – attributes that provincial councils sought, if they did not always achieve.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Colonial and provincial government - Colony and provinces, 1852 to 1863', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/35479/seal-of-the-province-of-hawkes-bay (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012