Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hope Sugar Mill, Ormiston

Following from yesterday's post about Ormiston House, you remember I mentioned that Captain Louis Hope who built the first dedicated sugar mill in Australia, at Ormiston, near Brisbane, spat the dummy after he lost a court case and sailed with his family back to England, but not before destroying the sugar mill so it couldn't be used by anyone else.

That's what he left behind: 

The Hope saga is now finished with this post!


  1. A sad end to the saga. "Scorched earth" comes to mind.

  2. It's so interesting that you have recovered that picture to show us. I think that Mr Hope had said: "If I can use it, nobody uses it then"