Badge of Tokelau

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Badge of Tokelau
Badge of the General Fono of Tokelau

The national badge of Tokelau depicts a tuluma, which is a traditional Tokelauan carved wooden “tackle box” used by local fishermen. A white cross in the centre of the tuluma and the inscription below Tokelau mo te Atua (Tokelauan, "Tokelau for God") reflect the strong influence of Christianity in Tokelau.[1]

Tokelau's parliament, the General Fono, uses an identical design surmounted by St Edward's Crown.[2]

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The General Fono approved a design for a national emblem in May 2008. Prior to 2008, the coat of arms of New Zealand and the flag of New Zealand were used. A new flag was also adopted at the same time.

The badge of the General Fono of Tokelau is the national emblem with the Royal Crown. It was approved by Garter Principal King of Arms and Queen Elizabeth II and presented to the Ulu-o-Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Salesio Lui, on 7 October 2013 by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae.[3]

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