Norfolk Island

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NORFOLK ISLAND

Arms of Norfolk Island

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on October 20, 1980.

The arms show a Norfolk Island pine, a native tree, on a rocky mount. The stars are taken from the Australian arms, as well as from the arms of James Cook, who discovered the island in 1774. The anchor, the naval crown and the bible refer to the background of the first settlers, which moved to Norfolk from Pitcairn Island. The division of the arms is also identical to the arms of Pitcairn.

The lion on the crest wears a laurel wreath, which is taken from the arms of James Cook. The cup is taken from the arms of Fletcher Christian, the founder of the Pitcairn Island settlement.

The supporters refer to the ties with Britain and Australia.

The motto is taken from Matthew 25:34.


Literature : Bruce, J.L. : Flags and emblems of Australia. Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1996.