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The Birth of a City

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


Shown at:

Exalt Gallery Wellington, New Zealand




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