The Newfoundland Tartan was designed in 1955 by Ted Coleman. The colours are in part based on the lyrics to the Ode to Newfoundland. FYI, red, not mentioned in the Ode, signifies the province's British origins. The Tartan was registered in 1973.
"Ode to Newfoundland"
When sun-rays crown thy pine-clad hills
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land.
When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white,
At winter's stern command,
Through shortened day and starlit night,
We love thee, frozen land.
When blinding storm gusts fret thy shore
And wild waves lash thy strand,
Through spindrift swirl and tempest roar,
We love thee, wind-swept land,
As loved our fathers, so we love,
Where once they stood we stand,
Their prayer we raise to Heaven above,
God guard thee, Newfoundland.
- Sir Cavendish Boyle
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