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Governor-General's Flag (Papua New Guinea)

Last modified: 2006-06-09 by ian macdonald
Keywords: governor-general | lion: passant guardant (yellow) | crown: royal (st edward’s) | scroll (yellow) |
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[Governor-General's Flag (Papua New Guinea)] 1:2 image by Željko Heimer and Graham Bartram, 3 October 2002
Flag adopted 1975

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Royal Crest on a blue flag, Papua on a scroll in capitals, proportions 1:2.
David Prothero
, 16 January 2000

Reported Flag with State Arms

I have been told that since 1975 the flag of the Governor-General of Papua-New Guinea has been the State Arms, surmounted by a Royal Crown. The National Emblem —which I understand is the same as the State Arms— is a "bird of paradise proper with wings displayed, perched on a kundu drum and spear". Illustrated in Visser 1998 [vis98].
David Prothero
, 17 January 2001

According to Michel Lupant, in 1982 the secretary of Governor-General Sir Creighton S. Kern showed the usual flag, crowned lion over crown over scroll.
Armand du Payrat
, 17 January 2001

Santiago Dotor asked if the field of the flag of the Governor-General of Papua-New Guinea, in the possible version, State Arms surmounted by a Royal Crown, was blue. Blue by implication — it was in a list of those flags of Governors-General that varied from the standard design. The entry against Papua-New Guinea was:

State Arms, surmounted by Royal Crown displaced the standard defacement (1975). State Arms are of local origin/design, not a product of the College of Arms.
When I asked for the source of the information my friend wrote that in 1997 he had shown some notes to William Crampton, who made a verbal comment on the existence of the special design for the Papua-New Guinea Governor-General, but that William Crampton's death had overtaken his promise to dig out his documentation on Papua-New Guinea.

David Prothero, 19 January 2000