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Queensland State Archives 1893 Chinese canegrowers planting sugar cane near Cairns c 1878
Chinese canegrowers in the Cairns area, late 1880s

Andrew Leon (circa 1841-1920) was a Chinese-born Australian businessman in northern Queensland, predominantly in the Cairns district. He established the Hap Wah plantation that pioneered the Cairns district sugarcane industry. He was the acknowledged leader of the Cairns Chinese community from the 1870s well into the 1890s.

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