TRICOLOUR DAY AT AKAROA.
£167 8s 6d COLLECTED.
Friday last', February 25th, was observed as Tricolour Day in Akaroa. Badges and medals were sold, the proceeds to go to the French Red Cross . Akaroa people were interested particularly in effort to help our brave Allies, as the French sent a party of "emigrants to Akaroa in • 1840, in the ship Comte ,de Paris which was accompanied by the, French frigate boat, L'Aube. Akaroa retains many French associations. Her streets are laid out by the French and are 100 metres wide. Many of them as Lavaud, Benoit, Balgueri have! French names. Also the French regulations exist in Akaroa, whereby the Akaroa Borough Council has control of the foreshore from high water to; low water mark. This control of low water mark is also found An 'allproperties brought from the French. The Sinclairs, of Pigeon Bay, bought their holding from the French Nanto-Bordelaise Company and the title deeds of the property now held by the Holmes family give the owners control to the foreshore,- not allowing the usual ehairi reserve to be found in English title owned land. In Akaroa too, as the names indicate there are many descendants of the stout French pioneers/ and'it is not to, be wondered at that the sum of £167 8s 6d was collected in one day for the French Red Cross. During the day a number of young ladies sold badges and medals in the streets and from this source, alone £14 19s was raised. The boy Scouts sold £9 lis worth of tickets for the concert in the evening.
Mr T. E. Taylor, proprietor of the Haywards' Pictures, kindly gave a programme of pictures which constituted the first partt of the entertainment.
The' 'pictures, which were obtained especially for the occasion were excellent, showing the. fighting in France.
SALE OF FLAG.
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TRICOLOUR DAY AT AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 29 February 1916
TRICOLOUR DAY AT AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3526, 29 February 1916
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