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Women of the settlement (3rd of 3)

Women of the settlement

Many of the original Akaroa settlers were comparatively old, and few children were born into the community. By 1878 there were only 27 remaining members of the settlement. However, a small band of descendants continued to live in the area – among them these four young women of the Le Lievre family: from left, Aileen, Myrtle, Jeanette and Louise, photographed in the early 20th century.

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Tessa Copland, 'French - French settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016