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Hope Place

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 gauchos brought in from continental South America.[1] The area is now abandoned.

See also


  1. ^ Falkland Islands Timeline: A Chronology of events in the history of the Falkland Islands

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