Sandy Rodgers Artworks | Port Nicholson
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Port Nicholson

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. Name places on map of Wellington based on information from Alexander Turnbull Library.
  1. Sketches done on site but I have based the style on that of the earliest drawings done by employees of the New Zealand Company.
  1. The list of ‘exchanged goods’ is reproduced behind the words ‘Port Nicholson ’ along the top of the painting.

Shown at:

Walrus Gallery Wellington, New Zealand




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