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12 April 2004

Pacific islands appeal to UK for 'slave voyages' compensation - Cheap labour from Vanuatu laid basis of sugar fortunes

Author: David Fickling, Guardian [UK]

The government of the Pacific country of Vanuatu is to appeal to Britain and France for compensation for 19th century "slave voyages" which saw 62,000 Melanesians uprooted to work in the sugarcane fields of Queensland and Fiji...Labourers were sold to...

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