The Coat of Arms granted to Sir David Kirke in 1638
Newfoundland and Labrador’s coat of arms is one of the oldest in Canada, second only to Nova Scotia’s. Yet it is also one of the most recent to have been adopted for official use.
Courtesy of the College of Arms (Miscellaneous Grants 4.7), London, England. From Peter Neary and Patrick O'Flaherty, Part of the Main: An Illustrated History of Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater Books, ©1983) 31. Image modified by Wendy Churchill, 1999.