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Leopold Haupois, 1930s

Leopold Haupois, 1930s

Leopold Haupois was born in Normandy, France, and came to New Zealand in 1875. He worked as a bushman and fisherman around Wellington and ended his days in a cottage in Fisherman’s Bay at Makara Beach, where he died in 1940. Haupois was known to locals as ‘French Louis’. 

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Tessa Copland, 'French - People and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016