Comte de Paris Descendants Group
Preserving the heritage of the French and German families who landed at Akaroa from the ship
Comte de Paris in August 1840.
As a group we aim to encourage the preservation and knowledge of the heritage of the Akaroa
families. We celebrate the National days of both France and Germany as well as participate in the celebration of the Akaroa French Fest.
We are striving to establish and maintain an archive of information, family certificates and other
documents of significance to our members. We are also developing links between different family groups in France and Germany and also a relationship with the community of Akaroa, and those interested in the heritage of the area.
Are YOU part of our family? Do you have any of these names in your family history?
Benoit - Bernard - Bouriaud - Breitmeyer - Cebert - Chardin - David - Dulac - Dupas - Eteveneaux - Fleuret - Francois - Gendrot - Guindon Gurtner - Hahn - Haulme - Hettich - Jotereau - Jouy Le Duc - LeLievre - Libeau - De Malmanche - Masse - Michel - Pigoulet - Rousselot - Veron - Vidal - Waeckerle - Walter - Wooll
If so, we would love to hear from you. for a membership enquirie please click the link in the top right hand corner of this page.
Comte de Paris Families social events for 2015
18 January - Comte de Paris picnic at Akaroa. 11.00 am
6 February - Libeau Society picnic at Ohoka. 11.00 am
14July - BastilleDay
16 August - Libeau Landing Day Lunch at the Gaiety Theatre, Akaroa
9 - 11 October - French Fest at Akaroa
Comte de Paris Descendants Group Unisex Sports Polo Shirts
Embossed with our ship Logo on the front top chest and list of descendants (33) on middle back section. Approximate cost $60.00
If you haven’t already ordered with Donna Thomsen please place your order soon as there are only a few left, by replying to her email below,with name, contact phone, sizing type and quantities.
Polo colour and style has been decided and we are taking orders for those members who wish to purchase one of these stylish garments for wear at one of our numerous functions, festivals, meetings etc. Or even just to wear as a reminder and discussion point to anyone interested in the history and bloodline.
The main colour of the polo is navy, made of lightweight highly breathable anti bacterial treated 165 GSM 100% polyester with contrast piping in a red and white insert along the bottom of the short sleeves and up the side and with red and white contrast up the side trunk underarms, which gives the polo a bit of shape.
Sizings will tend to be more on the fitting size so allow a little room for the croissants! Please measure your half chest from underarm to underarm. You can measure this also by using an existing comfy polo shirt and laying it on the ground.
Ladies 10/mens XS half chest (cm) 47 length(cm) 69
Ladies12/mens small half chest 49 length 71
Ladies 14/mens M half chest 52 length 73
Ladies 16/Mens L half chest 55 length 75
Mens XL half chest 58 length 77
Mens 2XL half chest 62 length 79
Mens 3XL half chest 65 length 81
Mens 5XL half chest 70 length 81
Donna Thomsen: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone 0274354552
March 2015, Court Theatre Night:
There will be a group booking for the play 'Le Sud' meaning...The South.
This an hilarious play starring Mark Hadlow about just what might have happened if the French had reached Akaroa first instead of the English. For those who haven't seen it before and those of us who would love to see it again, mark this one in your diary. More details as the tome comes closer.
GAIETY THEATRE RESTORATION APPROVED
Heartfelt pleas from the community have led Christchurch City councillors to unanimously endorse plans to restore and strengthen Akaroa's historic Gaiety Theatre. City councillors have agreed to spend up to $624,000 on the 134-year-old theatre with the aim of bringing it up to 67 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS).
The money for the repair and strengthening work will come from the council's multimillion-dollar Building and Infrastructure Improvement Allowance. Akaroa-Wairewa Community Board deputy chairman Lyndon Graham told councillors the Gaiety was an important public historic building and one of only two buildings in Akaroa that could accommodate gatherings of more than 100 people. It was used for meetings, shows, concerts, community functions and weddings.
"It is essential to the well being of our community and I cannot stress strongly enough its importance to the people of Akaroa, I plead with you today to favourably heed our request... to restore to us this most loved and frequently used building."