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Registers of Melanesian indentured labourers, 1887-1913 [microform]
Bib ID 3257919
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Deutches Handel und Plantagen Gesselschaft
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description 1887-1913 
1microfilm reel ; 35 mm. 
Series

PMB (Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau) ; 1210.

Summary

The copra trade was the core business of the Deutches Handel und Plantagen Gesselschaft. The company had monopoly recruiting rights enabling it to draw labour for its plantations in Samoa from the eastern New Guinea islands and the northern Solomon Islands. The labour registers give the number and name of the labourer, his or her village and district. The registers also note the plantation on which the labourer worked and transfers to employment elsewhere. If applicable, the date and cause of death is noted. There was a high mortality. Otherwise the register notes the date of return. There is also a column for further notes. Arbeiter Register, Nos.6367-7832, 25 May 1887-24 Feb 1891 [16 Mar 1891]; Arbeiter Register, Nos.7833-9409, 16 Mar 1891-Jan 1897; Arbeiter Register, Nos.9406-10128, Nos.1-1237, Jan 1897-Jan 1906; Arbeiter Register, Nos.1238-3187, Jan 1906-Sep 1913.

Notes

Archives room at the Nelson Memorial Library, Apia, Samoa.

Reproduction Microfilm. Canberra, A.C.T. : Produced for the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Australian National University. 1 microfilm reel. 
Subjects Deutches Handel und Plantagen Gesselschaft -- Archives.  |  Copra industry -- Samoa.  |  Indentured servants -- Samoa.
Time Coverage 1887-1913 
Other authors/contributors Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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