Nanto-Bordelaise Company

Nanto-Bordelaise Enterprise

Formally La Compagnie de Bordeaux et de Nantes pour la Colonisation de l’Île du Sud de la Nouvelle Zélande et ses Dépendances - was a French company inaugurated in 1839 by a group of merchants from the cities of Nantes and Bordeaux, with the purpose of founding a French colony in the South Island of New Zealand.

The company was formed after negotiations in August 1838 between whaling boat captain Jean-François Langlois and several Ngai Tahu Māori chiefs for the purchase of several thousand acres of land on Banks Peninsula, for which Langlois promised to pay a total of 1000 francs. Upon returning to France in 1839, Langlois set about founding a company with the help of several financial backers, the eventual aim of which was to claim the entirety of the South Island for France.

On 30 June 1849 the company's remaining New Zealand properties were bought by the New Zealand Company for the sum of £4,500.

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Date: n d By: Buick, Thomas Lindsay, 1865-1938 Ref: MS-0344 Description: Discusses the manner in which the land claims on the Peninsula were settled by the government after the French claims had been extinguished. Historian Quan...
Date: 1841 - 1845 From: Nanto-Bordelaise Company :Maps of land sales at Akaroa By: Nanto-Bordelaise Company Ref: MapColl-834.44gbbd/[1841-5]/Acc.48869 Description: Map showing 17 parcels of land at French Bay, with the lots sold to Mr Le Cellier, Sr Libaud, Sr Le Cellier and Sr Gendrotare identified. Signed by J de Bell...
Date: 1840-1842 From: Great Britain Foreign Office : Records relating to French affairs in the Pacific Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-07-3590 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s) positive. Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Date: 1842-1844 From: Great Britain Foreign Office : Records relating to French affairs in the Pacific Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-07-3591 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s) positive. Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Date: 1841-1845 By: Nanto-Bordelaise Company Ref: qMS-1407 Description: Contents: Two lots of deeds, one containing 8 and the other 14 items, and other single items, consisting of deeds and plans, numbered 21-68 Quantity: 1 volu...
Date: 1841 - 1845 By: Nanto-Bordelaise Company Ref: MapColl-Collection-Nanto-Bordelaise Description: Hand-drawn coloured maps of land blocks at French Bay (Paka Ariki), Akaroa Quantity: 3 map(s). Physical Description: Ink and watercolour on paper Transfer...
Date: 15 Oct 1851-2 Jan 1852 (1961) By: Campbell, James, 1783-1858 Ref: qMS-0368 Description: Letters relating to land claims and the Nanto-Bordelaise Company, written when Campbell was Commissioner of Crown Lands, Canterbury Source of title - Suppli...
Date: 1841 - 1845 From: Nanto-Bordelaise Company :Maps of land sales at Akaroa By: Nanto-Bordelaise Company Ref: MapColl-834.44gbbd/[1841-5]/Acc.48867 Description: Map showing 17 parcels of land at French Bay, with the lots sold to Pierre Louis Guesdon and Mr Dufour are identified. Signed by J de Belligny and Guesdon. A...
Date: 1841 - 1845 From: Nanto-Bordelaise Company :Maps of land sales at Akaroa By: Nanto-Bordelaise Company Ref: MapColl-834.44gbbd/[1841-5]/Acc.48868 Description: Map showing 17 parcels of land at French Bay, with the lots sold to Eugene Auguste Dufour, Mr Petellier [i.e. Le Cellier] and Bouriaud identified. Signed by ...
Date: 1920-1932 From: Alexander Turnbull Library (Wellington) : Correspondence files Ref: MS-Papers-0181-092 Description: Names of correspondents not entered in Name Field include: Miss Wickham; Rev Charles Wickham; Mrs Arthur Wicks (Warrenton, Oregon); Mrs Alice Wiggins; Miss D...