60,965 Indian labourers
were recruited to work on
Fiji sugarcane plantations.
As the workers were
How the Girmit started
started in May 14,
1879 It was started by Sir Arthur Gordon,
the first substantive governor of the colony
to meet the shortage of labor,
caused by the prohibition
of commercial employment
of the Fijians and by the increasing
uncertainty and cost of the
Polynesian labor trade.
The Indians were shipped to Fiji by
the Fiji's British colony,
the Indians were in Fiji
because so that they can put
the Indian in to labor
Indians were for the framing
of the sugar cane plantations,
The British wanted to sell the
sugar for the sugar plantations.
What caused the Girmit event to take place
The British colony that was in Fiji was running out of slaves,
the British colony got the Indians from the Indian,
Indian was under British them,
they just sent about 60,000 Indians to Fiji by the boats.
Indenture system was officially abolished by Britain.
The last shipload of laborer's arrive in November aboard the Sutlej V.
This is the 87th ship that brought laborer's to Fiji.
Some 60, 553 laborer's came to Fiji between 1879 and 1916.
First attempt to recruit Indian laborer's
Before Fiji was ceded to Great Britain,
some planters had tried to obtain Indian labor
and had approached the British Consul in Levuka,
Fiji but were met with a negative response.
In 1870 a direct request by a planter to the
Government of India was also turned down and in 1872,
an official request by the Cakobau
Government was informed that British
rule in Fiji was a precondition for Indian emigration to Fiji
Indenture system was official stop by Britain
The last shipload of laborer's
arrive in November aboard
the Sutlej V. This is the 87th ship
that brought laborer's to Fiji. Some 60, 553
laborer's came to Fiji between
1879 and 1916.
3,200 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & GRENADA
238,909 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & GUIANA
36,412 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & JAMAICA
400,000 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & MALAYA
152,184 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO NATAL
453,063 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & MAURITIUS
4,350 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & ST LUCIA
3,000 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO BRITISH & SINGAPORE
143,939 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
34,304 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO DUTCH SURINAME
32,000 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO EAST AFRICA
You do the math =)
26,507 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO Réunion
337 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO ST KITTS
2,472 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO ST VINCENT
6,315 INDIANS WERE TRANSPORTED TO Seychelles