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Hindu Thirukootam Association

Thirukootam Anniversary in 1912

Temple Committee

Settler Temple Committee

Indentured Indians in Natal

a vivid description of the history of Indian South Africans and how they came as indentured labour to the British Colony of Natal between 1860 and 1911.

English in language shift : the history, structure, and sociolinguistics of South African Indian English

Rajend Mesthrie examines the rise of a new variety of English among Indian migrant workers indentured on the plantations of Natal in South Africa. Considering the historical background to, and linguistic consequences of, language shift in an immigrant context, he …

The Indian South Africans : a contemporary profile

The Contribution of the Indians to the South African Economy

A Document of Indian South Africa
Traditional Hindu temples in South Africa

Excellent book on traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa, 112 pages in very bright clean condition, very small light bumps to corners,many colour and B/w photographs and architectural illustrations plus very informative text

Indian family during the Siege of Kimberly

Indian family during the Siege of Kimberly

Colonial born Indian Conference - 1925. (Framed)

Indian Conference

Mass meeting

Mass meeting at Point Protest against further Indentured Immigration  addressed by Harry Escombe

Indian Colonial Society. (Cape Town Branch) 1936

Colonial-Born and Settlers' Indian Association and its influence on the course ...

Workers in the tea estate

Indian women picking tea on the tea plantations

Indian Family

Indenture family in front of their hut

Financial Statement and Receipt of Installment of Property

Report of the Protector of Indian Immigrants

Natal Sugar Belt

The Natal Coastal Belt,owing to its peculiar environment and comparative isolation from the remainder of the country, presents ... rise until 1960, and absolute decline only occurred in ... the North coast, twenty-seven sugar mills were in opera-.

Old Train Illovo Sugar c. 1905

In the early 1900s, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway lines started playing a significant role in ... Many defunct locomotives are plinthed at various former railway station sites or work ...

Workers spraying the Cane field

Sugar cane industry in Natal

Sugar Plantation

he sugar estates, and elsewhere, thus reflected and underpinned the ... majority of whom, particularly in the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s, worked on the sugar.

Sugar Cane Cutters - 1870

The demand for labor for Natal's sugarcane fields' had dramatically increased ... 350,000 between 1842 and 1870 and a further 80,000 onwards and to Natal ... Indentured labour was not free labour; and the workers who, either voluntarily or ...


The Indians were sent to work on the sugar cane fields, railways or to work as special servants, ayahs (Nannies) for the White children, waiters or cooks. The Indians lived in atrocious conditions , their wages were low and sometimes they were not paid.


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