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Biographical entry Hope, Louis (1817 - 1894)

Born
29 October 1817
Died
15 August 1894
Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation
Grazier and Sugar pioneer

Summary

Louis Hope established the sugar industry in Queensland, and set up a mill in Ormiston with his first sugar being produced in 1864. He also supplied plants for the experiments of John Buhot. After a milling dispute in 1875 Hope dismantled the mill and sold it, returning to England in 1882. Ormiston House is now owned by the Carmelite Sisters and on the front lawn is a memorial to Hope, erected by the sugar interests in Queensland.

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1843
Life event - Migrated to Australia (colony of New South Wales)
1848
Life event - Moved to Moreton Bay (later known as Queensland)
1853
Career position - Bought land at Ormiston and Kilcoy Station (joint ownership)
1863
Career position - Sole owner of Kilcoy Station
1865 -
Career position - Built a sugar mill and established the colony's sugar industry at Ormiston
1867
Career position - Took up extra land at Hope Island, near the mouth of the Coomera River and at Kilcoy
1870
Career position - Installed Pruche Aubry as a manager on Ormiston
1875
Career position - Sold the Ormiston mill
1882
Life event - Returned to England

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Rosanne Walker