Kōrero: Coat of arms

Prospective coat of arms: winner (3 o 4)

Of the three drawings sent to Britain in 1908 for consideration as a possible coat of arms for New Zealand, this is the one on which the country’s coat of arms was eventually based – after the European woman was made more modest and the Māori man less confrontational. It was by James McDonald, a draughtsman in the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: IA 9 44/30 75

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Stephen Levine, 'Coat of arms - British and 1911 coats of arms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/35058/prospective-coat-of-arms-winner (accessed 20 November 2019)

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