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By Tracey Banivanua-Mar

Throughout the post-abolition interval a exchange in affordable and sometimes cost-neutral hard work flourished within the western Pacific. For greater than 40 years, it provided tens of millions of indentured workers to the sugar of northeastern Australia. Violence and Colonial discussion tells the tale of its impression at the those who have been traded. From the seashores and shallows of the Pacific's frontiers to the plantations and settlements of Queensland and past, a collective story of the pioneers of ultra-modern Australian South Sea Island neighborhood is informed via an considerable and potent use of fabrics that represent the colonial checklist, together with police registers, court docket files, legal censuses, administrative experiences, legislative debates, and oral histories. With a thematic concentrate on the actual violence that used to be vital to the adventure of people that have been voluntarily or involuntarily recruited, the background that emerges is a robust story that's immediately either tragic and effective.

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