Kōrero: Canterbury places

Statue of Charles Meryon

Statue of Charles Meryon

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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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Banks Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10239/statue-of-charles-meryon (accessed 26 October 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015