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