Slavery in the Pacific

BlackBirding & Slavery- by Alivier Wartef

Queensland was a self-governing British colony in northeastern Australia until 1901 when it became a state of the Commonwealth of Australia. Over a period of 40 years, from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, native non-European labourers for the sugar cane fields of Queensland, were "recruited" from Fiji, New Caledonia, and the Samoan Islands. Some 62,000 South Sea Islanders were taken to Australia.

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