Akaroa (inhabited place)
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195 x 140 mm. A view looking down on the settlement which lies around French Bay, surrounded by hills. The town is situated on Bank’s Peninsula, southeast of Christchurch. Known for a short time as Port Louis-Philippe, Akaroa was bought from the Maoris as a French settlement in 1838, but this lasted only until 1846 when the second Commissaire du Roi left the island and there ceased to be any formal connection with the French Government.