The National Archives of Fiji’s collection of records of the imported Pacific Islands Labourers who were indentured to work as plantation workers during the labour trade from 1876 – 1914. Constitutes important information for genealogical and historical information.
Records of colonially-induced labour migration from 1879 to the 1960s.
The Indian Indentured immigration was first accounted for in the 1830s and over a period of roughly 100 years 1,194,957 Indians were relocated to 19 colonies. These records are the only documents for ancestral and lineage research for the numerous descendants of those Indian Labourers. The arrival of large groups of Indian labourers in the receiving colonies had immense repercussions, many of which are still being felt today. The Indian Diaspora had an enormous impact on the local economy, the politics and the socio-cultural make up of the colonies