Story: French

The cemetery (2nd of 3)

The cemetery

The French cemetery at Akaroa was the first burial ground consecrated in the province of Canterbury, sanctified by the Catholic Bishop Pompallier in 1847. One historian described those who are buried there as ‘the children of an unrealised dream’.

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Tessa Copland, 'French - French settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2271/the-cemetery (accessed 15 August 2020)

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