Story: Coat of arms
The New Zealand provinces also had official seals. This is a picture of the impression made in sealing wax by the Nelson provincial government’s seal. Nelson is conveniently marked on a map of New Zealand, while Britannia (seated alongside her Union Jack shield) points towards Nelson and her young disciple, who – like Britannia – carries a trident, and represents Britannia’s new, young lands.
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Nelson Provincial Museum
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