Kōrero: French

The cemetery (2 o 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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Akaroa Museum

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Tessa Copland, 'French - French settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2271/the-cemetery (accessed 14 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Tessa Copland, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016