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Civic heraldry of New Caledonia


Blason de Bourail

Official blason

  • (fr) ===Origin/meaning===

The arms show a silver bend with three symbols : 1) a yellow-legged blackbird, a species which was imported in 1875 locally from the Molucans to fight locusts in the sugar cane plantations; 2) a blue cross, referring to the local New Zealand cemetery and 3) a crescent, as a symbol for the Arab presence in the municipality.

The bull's head and the wheat-sheaf are symbols for the agricultural character of the municipality.

Beside the shield are two local Kanak wood carvings as a symbol for the Kanak culture.

Literature : Image and information obtained from the municipality

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