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Governor-General's Flag (Papua New Guinea)

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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

See also:


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

At the following address: is a photograph of the GG's flag apparently taken on November 19th, 2009. This clearly shows that the conventional design was still in use eighteen months ago, and presumably still is.
Peter Johnson, 27 April 2011

Reported Flag with State Arms

[Governor-General's Flag (Papua New Guinea)] image by Hemendra V Bhola, 30 June 2008

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