Kōrero: Coat of arms

New Zealand seal: the first seal (1 o 2)

New Zealand seal: the first seal

Seals are used to authenticate official documents. The first seal used by the New Zealand government was made in 1841 and depicts a young Queen Victoria surrounded by a group of Māori chiefs paying homage to her.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - The seal of New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/35070/new-zealand-seal-the-first-seal (accessed 24 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Stephen Levine, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012