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On 14 May 1879, the "Leonidas", the ship with the first indentured labourers from India, arrived in Fiji.

Now, in 2004, we are celebrating 125 years of the arrival of these first 'girmitiyas' to the shores of the islands of Fiji.

This site is dedicated to the endurance and the struggles of those people who specifically helped to build the sugar industry here in the Fiji Islands.

Ultimately, the Fiji indenture system was terminated by the British Authorities in 1920.

The official celebrations are now over but this website - hopefully - remains. Click here to see the latest additions to this website.

If you have photos or an interesting story, write to information @ and help us to make this website even more informative to all visitors.

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Last but not least: donations for maintaining and expanding this website are most welcome. Click here for details.

Happy browsing!

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