What was NZ first flag?

What was NZ first flag?

the flag of the United Tribes
New Zealand’s first official flag was the flag of the United Tribes. It was selected on 20 March 1834 by 25 chiefs from the Far North who, with their followers, had gathered at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. Missionaries, settlers and the commanders of 13 ships were also present.

Why was this flag so important to the Māori in 1835?

To Māori, the United Tribes flag was significant in that Britain had recognised New Zealand as an independent nation with its own flag, and in doing so, had acknowledged the mana of the Māori chiefs. As only northern chiefs were involved in choosing the flag, it became particularly significant to northern Māori.

What is the meaning of the NZ flag?

The New Zealand flag is the symbol of the realm, government and people of New Zealand. Its royal blue background is derived from the ensign of the Blue Squadron of the Royal Navy. The stars of the Southern Cross emphasise this country’s location in the South Pacific Ocean.

Who designed NZ first flag?

Flag of New Zealand

Proportion 1:2
Adopted 24 March 1902 (In use since 1869)
Design A Blue Ensign with the a Union Jack in the first quarter and four five-pointed red stars with white borders on the fly representing the Southern Cross.
Designed by Albert Hastings Markham
Variant flag of New Zealand

When was the Māori flag created?

The national Māori flag was developed by members of the group Te Kawariki in 1989. On 6 February 1990, the group unveiled the flag at Waitangi.

Why did New Zealand change their flag?

The national flag has not been changed for many years (it has “stood the test of time”). The Union Jack in the flag represents New Zealand’s strong past and present ties to the United Kingdom and its history as a part of the British Empire, and the Southern Cross represents its location in the South Pacific.

What was the first national flag of New Zealand?

New Zealand’s first recognised flag chosen. 20 March 1834. Version of the ensign of the United Tribes (Alexander Turnbull Library, MS-Papers-0009-09-01) A New Zealand flag was first suggested in 1830 after Sydney customs officials seized a Hokianga-built ship.

How should the New Zealand flag be displayed?

The New Zealand Flag may be displayed in a variety of ways: The first quarter should be uppermost and as close as possible to the top of the mast, tight with the flagpole. In a line of national and house flags, the New Zealand Flag should be flown in the position of honour, to the left when you’re facing the flags.

Is the New Zealand flag the same as the Australian flag?

The New Zealand flag is often mistaken for the flag of Australia (pictured), since they are similar in design. With the Union Jack in its upper left-hand quarter, the flag still proclaims New Zealand’s origins as a British colony.

What is the flag of the Governor General of New Zealand?

The Flag of the Governor-General of New Zealand is flown continuously in the presence of the governor-general. The flag in its present form was adopted in 2008, and is a blue banner with a shield of the New Zealand coat of arms surmounted by a crown.