The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Old Colonists — Mr. Bernard Mora
Mr. Bernard Mora was born in Bordeaux, France, where he was educated and brought up to farming. In 1859, at the age of sixteen, he arrived at Akaroa. At first he bought fifty acres of land in German Bay, but afterwards had a total area of 1000 acres. The property was one of the finest estates in the neighbourhood, and is now carried on by Mr. Mora's widow and family. Mr. Mora was one of the earliest members of the German Bay Co-operative Dairy Factory Company, Limited, and was a prominent supporter of the factory. He was married, in 1870, to Miss Mary Flynn, formerly of Galway, Ireland, and at his death, in 1888, was survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters.
The Late Mr. B. Mora.