Coat of arms of West Papua

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Coat of arms of the Republic of West Papua

The Coat of arms of West Papua was adopted in 1971, when an independent Republic of West Papua was declared. The design on the shield was in the form of the flag of former Netherlands New Guinea, the Morning Star flag.[1] The shield is supported by a Victoria crowned pigeon, who holds a drum in its dexter claw and a bundle of arrows in its sinister claw also, and surrounded by an arch in chief with the motto "One People, One Soul". The achievement is inspired by the frontispiece of a pamphlet entitled "De Papoea’s roepen Nederland" (English: The Papua’s call for the Netherlands) published in 1951.[2]


  1. ^ "West Papua Separatist Movement". Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Republic of West Papua