John Henry Pepper
Woodlands, 24 Woodland Street, Brisbane, Queensland

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Name: John Henry Pepper
Category: Inventor

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John Henry Pepper (1821-1900).English chemist and inventor. He is perhaps best known for inventing the illusionist prop trick known as 'Pepper's Ghost',a reflection of a performer or object cast onto a stage to create the illusion of a ghost.He was also a proponent of the study of geological continental drift,tried unsuccessfully to make it rain in Australia,thru electric staticity. He was a chemist by profession,& a frequent science lecturer on tours.

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Years of Residence: 1883 - 1889

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John Henry Pepper (1821-1900),English inventor of the Pepper's Ghost stage illusion,lived here,from 1883 to 1889.

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24 Woodland Street

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House built for John Henry Pepper,in 1883.Now added to the Queensland Historic Register.

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