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New Zealand Coat of Arms entry, 1906
Image by Archives New Zealand
Title: 1906 Coat of Arms Competition entries – "Kia Ora" 3 designs every with this title, submitted by "Niu Tireni"
Archives reference: ACGO 8341 IA9 Box 25/30 31 Part 1-3
New Zealand used the British Royal Arms from 1840 till 1911. However, in 1905 Britain identified that New Zealand didn’t have its personal coat of arms, and in 1906 the New Zealand Government ran a contest to pick one.
In truth, there have been two competitions, probably as a result of the plans had been forgotten till New Zealand grew to become a dominion in 1907. One story is that the unique entries had been destroyed within the 1907 parliamentary hearth. But this isn’t true – each units are held at Archives New Zealand.
Ordinary New Zealanders entered the competitions to design a coat of arms. Seventy-five submissions had been acquired when the competitors was rerun in 1908. Designs included fern leaves, kiwi, moa, sheep, sheaves of wheat, the Southern Cross, crowns and rangatira.
The three finest entries had been despatched to England for judging. First prize (£20) went to James McDonald, who labored as a draughtsman for the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts. He was additionally an artist, photographer, filmmaker and promoter of Māori arts and crafts.
The picture above is from a 1906 entry titled “Kia Ora”. Submitted by “Niu Tireni”, it included three designs on board and a letter describing the entries.
More details about previous and current variations of the New Zealand Coat of Arms may be discovered at www.teara.govt.nz/en/coat-of-arms
Caption data from NZHistory.govt.nz and teara.govt.nz
Material from Archives New Zealand Te Ruā Mahara o te Kawanatanga
[Inglewood Caledonian Society] :Guessing competitors. A hand-painted mirror, and Mr J Stewart’s particular of Singer’s stitching machine. Value [Pounds] 14, 10s 0d. A grand Caledonian live performance shall be held within the Parish Hall, commencing at 8 p.m. 
Image by National Library NZ on The Commons
Page of textual content declares a guessing competitors, a live performance and a dance to observe, with music by the Inglewood Orchestra.
Quantity: 1 b&w artwork print(s).
Physical Description: Letterpress on web page of booklet, 130 x 102 mm.
[Inglewood Caledonian Society] :Guessing competitors. A hand-painted mirror, and Mr J Stewart’s particular of Singer’s stitching machine. Value [Pounds] 14, 10s 0d. A grand Caledonian live performance shall be held within the Parish Hall, commencing at 8 p.m. . Inglewood Caledonian Society :Come a’ th’gither. Inglewood Caledonian Society’s second annual video games, to be maintain on the Domain, Inglewood, on Thursday, January twenty third, 1908. Official programme. Record print . Ref: Eph-A-HIGHLAND-GAMES-1908-01-17. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. natlib.govt.nz/records/22812697