Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So, this is the coat of arms I designed for myself.
The yellow and black represent the colours of Te Whanau-a-Apanui, the purple Ngati Porou.
The whale refers to Paikea and the whaling heritage of my Scottish side.
The sun refers to Hikurangi being the first to see the dawn in New Zealand.
The cross represents the Anglican faith introduced to my fathers hapu and the upraised hand represent the Ringatu faith.
The motto...Kia Kaha is self explainatory.
A little self indulgent...yes...but oh well.