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Malcolm Fraser on Australia's strategic future; Indentured workers or 'Coolies'.

November 27th, 2014

Episode 90 of 506 episodes

Malcolm Fraser on Australia's strategic future; Many men and women were desperate to escape the famine and poverty of 18th century India and either agreed, or were coerced into signing up for contracted indenture work. Over eight decades, starting in the 1830s, the British ferried over a million 'Coolies' from India to over a dozen colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. These communities became the vanguard of the large seventeen million person Indian diaspora we know today.