Title based on the book ‘The Birth of a City’
Wellington, 1840 – 1843
By A.H. Carman
Wellington Coat of Arms
Arms: Quarterly Gules and Azure, a Cross Or between; In the first quarter a Fleece Or; in the second quarter on Water barry wavy proper in base a Lymphad sail furled pennon and flags flying Argent; in the third quarter a Garb Or; in the fourth quarter five Plates in Saltire Argent.
Crest: On a Mural Crown Argent a Dolphin Naiant Azure, Mantled Gules.
Supporters: On the dexter side a Lion gorged with a Collar and Chain reflexed over the back Or, and on the sinister side a Moa proper.
Motto: Suprema a Situ (supreme by position).
1. Wivell, Abraham 1786-1849 :Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Esq. Engraved by B Holl from a drawing by A Wivell, 1823. London, 1826.
2. Other images are early landscapes of Wellington from Alexander Turnbull Library