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 An artist In Akaroa  
   

An artist In Akaroa

The painting is a good likeness of my wife Valda
AKAROA

May 31st 2012
AKAROA This is a town on a peninsula to the south east of Christchurch, so we had to bypass our final destination (Christchurch) <span> to get to it, but It was worth the drive.<span> The village of Akarua at the end of the road was the only French settlement on New Zealand in the 1800s, but the Brits negotiated a treaty with the Maori people and in the future Brits dominated t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Saint Arnaud

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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