Kōrero: Fijians

Songs written by Indian labourers

Songs written by Indian labourers

The words to these two songs describe the dire living conditions endured by Indian indentured labourers working on sugar plantations in Fiji in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: J. S. Kanwal, A hundred years of Hindi in Fiji. Suva: Fiji Teachers' Union, 1980, pp. 34, 39.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - The Fijian community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/775/songs-written-by-indian-labourers (accessed 22 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Jacqueline Leckie, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015