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Sonya Watts

Did You know?

Sonya Watts, 8 Mar 14
Akaroa activities - Did You know?

Did you know....... After being told of the French intent to colonize Akaroa, the English ship the "Britomart" was dispatched to proclaim sovereignty for the Crown. The "Britomart" arrived in Akaroa on 16 August (captains' log shows arrival date as the 11th of August 1840),Captain Stanley raised the British flag on the site now known as the “Britomart”. The British flag still flies on this site today.