In 1842 artist Charles Meryon sailed to New Zealand on a French naval ship sent to protect the French settlement at Akaroa. He spent four years in the Pacific, making sketches. This statue in Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, gives the incorrect impression that he was a painter. In fact he was an etcher.
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Photograph by Jock Phillips
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