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 !
THE MAIN ATTRACTION ON THE CALANDER FOR 2013
Dates to keep clear so you can attend this event.
French Fest October 11, 12 & 13, 2013.
The French fest will be held 11, 12 &13 October 2013. Programme as follows.
11 October: Street Party, entertainers and Fireworks
12 October: Re-enactment of the landing by descendants 10am and street parade, Mardi Gras
6.00 – midnight Marque, dancing and entertainment.
13 October: French cricket on the domain, barbeque
Here is a link to the Christchurch city council site with all the information you need
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 by next week latest Tuesday 27th, by replying to this email with name, contact phone, sizing type and quantities. We hope to have these completed by the FRENCH FEST on October 11th 2013.
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
Landing Day Lunch 12 Noon 18 August 2013
The lunch commemorating the Landing Day was held at the Chateau on the Park Deans Avenue. Forty two people attended in pleasant surroundings for an enjoyable meal.
Both patrons of the group, Janet Drury and Peter Tremewan were in attendance as was the Honorary French Consul Martine Marshall-Durieux. (Martine second right in the picture.)
Pictured are Joy and Leicester Chilton whose fifty seventh wedding anniversary coincided with the day. Standing, is Donna Thomsen who is taking orders for the Comte de Paris T shirts. Linda Sunderland is seated at left of Leicester.