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Memorial plaque commemorates the 130th anniversary of the first crushing and manufacture of commercial sugar in the Cairns region. The plaque honours the Hap Wah plantation (1878-1886), its Pioneer mill and executive manager Andrew Leon, and its historic site, now home to Stockland Cairns and highlights Chinese migrants' integral role in Far Northern development.

The Hap Wah Company exported 110 tons of cane sugar in 1882, the beginning of today’s regional multi-million dollar cane sugar industry.  Hap Wah plantation thrived from 1878-1886 manufacturing commercial sugar.



Address:537 Mulgrave Road, Stockland Shopping centre , Earlville, 4870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.943302
Long: 145.739042
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:1882
Actual Event End Date:2012


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th January, 2013
Source: MA
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