About Us

About Us

What we do….

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.

Victor LeLievre (in gig -nineth child of Francoise & Jule LeLievre) and wife Ethel (tall black & white hat) Family picnic at Slacks Valley 1914.