Story: Canterbury region

Early map of Akaroa

Some of Canterbury’s first settlers were French. This map is part of a deed of sale for land between the Nanto-Bordelaise Company and purchaser Joseph Marie Le Tellier. In 1840 the company sent emigrants to Banks Peninsula, where they established the settlement of Akaroa.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Nanto-Bordelaise Collection
Reference: qMS-1407-080

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Discovery and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015