Story: History of immigration

Breitmeyer family, Akaroa

Breitmeyer family, Akaroa

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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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - The immigrants: 1840 to 1852', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015