Story: Fishing industry

Early fishermen (1st of 3)

Early fishermen

Fisherman French Louie (real name Leopold Haupois) stands proudly outside his shack at Makara Beach on Wellington’s west coast, around 1907. French Louie, from Normandy, had gone to sea aged 10 and eventually landed in Wellington. He was quite a character, who shared his shack with many cats and loved nothing better than to be out in his open boat setting nets and lines. He disliked the city, and after excursions to Wellington was pleased to return to Makara Beach.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - A cottage industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6268/early-fishermen (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006