Kōrero: Britain, Europe and New Zealand

European migrants: French settlers, Akaroa (3 o 6)

European migrants: French settlers, Akaroa

Akaroa, on Banks Peninsula, was settled in 1840 and became New Zealand’s best-known French settlement. It flourished for a few years, but then faltered. The rate of French migration to New Zealand did not pick up again until the 1990s. However, French culture had an impact – the French language was taught in schools, and French food, art, and fashion were enjoyed and emulated.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1992-0035-1718
Etching by Charles Meryon

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Migration, travel and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/36830/european-migrants-french-settlers-akaroa (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012