Église d'Ouara

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Church
  • Classified
Située sur l'île Ouen, à côté de l'école et du plateau sportif 98834 Yaté
Built in 1864, this church was the second in New Caledonia to be built permanently, after that of Vao,which is located on the Isle of Pines.
Father Chapuy of the Saint-Louis mission, during one of his trips to the Isle of Pines, was forced to take refuge on Ouen Isle to protect himself from a cyclone. This was his first contact with the local population. Two years later, two missionaries were sent there to build a mission.
In 1882, during another cyclone, Father Chapuy, once again on the island, fell to his death while trying to secure the roof of the church. His grave is now visible in the small cemetery not far from there.
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Église d'Ouara
Située sur l'île Ouen, à côté de l'école et du plateau sportif 98834 Yaté

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  • French
Updated on 09 January 2024 at 15:56
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