While most of the early settlers were British, 62 French people came out to Akaroa in 1840 aboard the Comte de Paris. Among the ship’s passengers were a German couple, Johann and Eva Breitmeyer, and their four children.This photograph of the family was probably taken in the 1870s. There was a more substantial migration of Germans to Nelson in 1843–44.
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