Emblem of Papua New Guinea
The national emblem of Papua New Guinea consists of a bird-of-paradise over a traditional spear and a kundu drum. Designed by Hal Holman, an Australian artist working for the Papuan government, Holman was also involved in the design of the National flag. Both the emblem and the flag was accepted by the House of Assembly of Papua and New Guinea and signed into law as the National Identity Ordinance by the Administrator Sir Leslie Johnson on 24 June 1971. The ordinance came into effect after its publication in the Papua New Guinea Gazette of 1 July 1971.
|Emblem of Papua New Guinea|
|Armiger||Elizabeth II, Queen of Papua New Guinea|
|Adopted||1 July 1971|
|Compartment||Traditional spear and kundu drum|
|Papua New Guinea|
|Emblem||Period of use||Notes|
|1949 – 1971||The coat of arms of Australia was used by the territory after the Papua and New Guinea Act 1949 united the two administrative areas into one territory; the Territory of Papua and New Guinea.|
|1971 – present||On 1 July 1971 the National Identity Ordinance was passed into law by the House of Assembly. The ordinance introduced a new emblem for the territory, which was retained after independence by Papua New Guinea as an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975.|
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- de Vries, Hubert (2013-03-21). "PAPUA - NEW GUINEA". www.hubert-herald.nl. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
- Papua New Guinea Consolidated Legislation, National Identity Act 1971
- Herzfeld, Andreas. "Die Wappen- und Flaggenentwūrfe fūr die deutschen Kolonien" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-17.
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