The blue cup with Akaroa lighthouse represents the French explorer (Jean-François Langlois). In 1838 he paid a deposit for Akaroa to the Maori which included amongst other things 2 cloaks, 6 pairs of trousers,some pistols and 2 shirts. He headed back to France to gather a group to assist him in developing Akaroa as a French colony. Unfortunately by the time he returned to New Zealand, the Maori had signed the Treaty of Waitangi with the British and a British flag was at Akaroa on their return. Fortunately due to some amicable negotiations between the French and the British, Langlois was still able to settle in Akaroa as planned.
Media: Fine Art Print
Print Size: : A4 (210 x 297mm)