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RE-NAMING GERMAN BAY.

Iα answer to enquiries. Me Herriofc, of German Bay, received (be follow ing reply from Me J. C. Tikao, of Lyttelton :—" The original name of German Bay is "Otakamatua," its meaning "A main body of an army on a battlefield." Of course there are othec meanings to the wori, suoh as the head of a family. It is rather a hard name to pronounce, being so long, but it ia the old Maori name. It was called this about ten genera • tiona past, ia one of the battles of long ego "

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RE-NAMING GERMAN BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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RE-NAMING GERMAN BAY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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