The Orders, Decorations and Medals of New Zealand

Links and other references

Acknowledgements

The assistance of Phillip O'Shea, the New Zealand Herald, has been invaluable in preparing this section, in particular his generous permission for the use here of his original images of many of the New Zealand decorations - most of which he was responsible for designing. David Baguley, Director of the New Zealand Honours Secretariat, has also been very helpful in sending the latest Order of Precedence and allowing the use of official images.

Ed Emering kindly provided pictures of the 2 forms of the New Zealand General Service Medal 1992. Bruce Dorsey contributed information on unofficial commemoratives. Mark Brewer provided a picture of his own New Zealand General Service Medal (Peacekeeping) and Lukasz Gaszewski supplied images of ribbons and lots of information. Roy Gould supplied pictures of the Wellington Free Ambulance Medal, Nick Brosnahan updated its terms of award, and David Horsley sent a picture of the NZ East Timor Medal. Mike Smith has also been extremely helpful, while Freddy of Philip Burman's sent pictures of the Queen Victoria issue of the Colonial Meritorious Service Medal. Connell Stanton reminded me that Knights and Dames were restored in the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Links

Honours Secretariat - the official New Zealand Government site.

New Zealand Defence Force - Medals Awarded to New Zealand Military Personnel

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of New Zealand - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3

Eric Bush - Ribbons of New Zealand

Lukasz Gaszewski - Ribbons of the Decorations and Medals of New Zealand

JeanPaul LeBlanc - Medals of New Zealand

Ilja Repetski - World Awards: New Zealand

Mike Smith - Medals and Awards of New Zealand

Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: New Zealand

Text References

>A.G. Bairstow 'The New Zealand United Fire Brigades Association: Five Year Service Medal'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society33:43-45. 1994.

A.G. Bairstow 'The New Zealand Memorial Cross'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 35:89-92. 1996.

B. Delahunt 'The Wellington Free Ambulance Long Service Medal'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 31:6-7. 1992.

P.O'Shea 'The New Zealand General Service Medal'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 33:198. 1993.

P. O'Shea 'New Zealand Service Medal'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 35:27. 1996.

P.P. O'Shea 'The New Zealand Service Medal 1946-1949'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 35:52. 1996.

P.P. O'Shea 'New Zealand GSM'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 35:223. 1996.

J.M.A. Tamplin 'The New Zealand General Service Medal'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 32: 1-2. 1993.

J.M.A. Tamplin 'The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 32: 296. 1993.

J.M.A. Tamplin 'The New Zealand Order of Merit'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 36:5-10. 1997.

J.M.A. Tamplin 'New Zealand Medal for Service in Malaya 1960-1964'. Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society 36:46. 1997.

'New Zealand Service Medal 1946-49'. Press Release from the New Zealand Minister of Defence 23 April 1995.

World Medals Index ODM of New Zealand Ribbons Text List

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