Hope Place

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Coordinates: 51°50′42″S 59°01′05″W / 51.845°S 59.018°W / -51.845; -59.018

Location of Hope Place on the Islands
Falklands gauchos having mate at Hope Place - Saladero, East Falkland. Watercolour by Dale, manager of Hope Place in the 1850s.

Hope Place (known in Spanish as Valle Esperanza) was a small settlement in Lafonia in East Falkland. It was set up in 1846, by Samuel Lafone, a Montevideo merchant, on the south shores of Brenton Loch. It was mainly populated by Uruguayan gauchos brought in from continental South America.[1] The area is now abandoned.

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