NEW ZEALAND, Colony of.
NEW ZEALAND, Colony of. Quarterly azure and gules, on a pale argent, three lymphads sable between in the first quarter five mullets in cross of the third, each charged with a mullet of the second, in the second quarter a fleece, in the third a garb, and in the fourth two hammers in saltire all 9r. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion rampant guardant or supporting a flag-staff erect, therefrom flying to the sinister a banner of the Union. Supporters — (Dexter) a female figure proper, vested in a flowing robe argent, holding in her exterior hand a flagstaff proper, thereon a banner azure, thereon a Canton of the Union, and in the fly the constellation as in first quarter of the arms; (sinister) a native habited all proper. Motto — " Onward."
[Assigned by Royal Warrant, 191 1.]
A badge of " a frond of fern " has been adopted as a floral device, but this has no official sanction or recognition.
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