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Spring Garden & Chepstow tramway, indentured labourers at Spring Garden Buildings, Portland, Jamaica 1880, The National Archives CO 137/497/29 (519)

In order to tell the story of Girmit and the Girmityas correctly, we partnered with The National Archives. Within the archive are records of the indenture labour system, including records of the people who were involved in the system and photos from the time.

On this page is a recorded video workshop by The National Archives surrounding a bit more history about the indentured labour system and the Girmityas.

Please note, this video contains disturbing information about the conditions suffered by many ‘Girmityas’. 

We do not recommend this video is viewed by anyone below the age of 16.

An Introduction to Indian Indentured Labour: The National Archives

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