Haupois, Leopold, 1852?-1940

French, Louis, 1852?-1940

Was a native of Normandy, France who came to New Zealand in 1875. After working in the Hutt and felling timber at Cross Creek he was employed at [Terawhiti] and Te Kameru. Later he was a fisherman and lived with several cats in a hut on the beach at Fishermans Bay, Makara, Wellington. He was known locally as "French Louis". He died in his 87th year and was buried at Makara. His headstone merely has "French Louis" on it.

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French Louis (Leopold Haupois) (fl 1852-1940), at 'Chinatown', Makara Beach
Date: [ca 1907] From: Caldwell, Richard Pringle, active 1980 :Negatives and prints of Caldwell and Pringle families, Wellington and Makara Ref: 1/2-105905-F Description: Te Kemeru previously spelt Te Kameu, corrected by library client. Haupois was a native of Normandy, France. Came to New Zealand in 1875. Worked as a timbe...
Date: [ca 1930s] From: Chapman Taylor, Marion Hurst, 1893-1969 :Photographs of pa sites in New Plymouth, a carved housed at Karatia, Akatarawa, old houses and the Rimutakas By: Chapman-Taylor, James Walter, 1878-1958 Ref: PA7-40-09 Description: Photograph of an elderly man, known as `French Louis', standing with his hat in his hands outside his dwelling at Makara Beach. Photograph taken by J W Chapm...
A portrait of Leopold Haupois, a native of Normandy, France
Date: 1930s From: Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection Ref: MNZ-2459-1/2-F Description: A portrait of Leopold Haupais (also known as French Louis), a native of Normandy, France. Photograph taken at Makara in the 1930's. Quantity: 1 b&w origina...