On 21 February 1949, the C.C.C. adopted the newly created design for Christchurch’s Coat of Arms.
Like all other Coat of Arms, every single item means something. At a quick glance at ours, it tells us that Christchurch is a Church of England founded city, it’s a city of the common man and its livelihood is dairy/meat and crops. It even acknowledges our First Four Ships…these are just a few examples of the great story represented by our Coat of Arms.
For a more in depth look at the Christchurch’s Coat of Arms: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/christchurch-coat-of-arms/