Sugar Planter’s Residence. Queensland, Australia ca. 1870sBy Remembering the Past Australia / August 16, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Sugarcane was brought to Australia in 1788 on the ships of the First Fleet. It was not immediately successful even though attempts were still being made more than thirty years later to grow sugarcane commercially at Port Macquarie in New South Wales.
In 1861 the first white squatters moved into North Queensland to develop a string of sugar and gold ports along Queensland’s northern coast, where, in 1862, Captain Louis Hope and John Buhot established the first viable cane plantation near Brisbane. [Australian Sugar Heritage Centre]
Showing a Sugar Planter’s Residence. Queensland, Australia. Original photo taken ca 1870s.
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