Sugar cane

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Workers loading the cane on the cane field

Filling sugar in bags

Workers in the storage area on a Sugar Mill

Mill_Made_From_Disused_Sugar_Mills_Scattered_Over_Natal

Sugar cane flourished so much in Natal that the first mill was set up on the Compensation flats in 1850. As sugar became a larger crop in about ...

 

Sugar Mill - 1900 - Overport Hartley

Hartley's Mill started crushing in 1874. At the end of 1880, Hartley's Overport Sugar and Coffee Estate

Early Implements issued to the Indentured labourers for use in their daily work

Early Implements issued to the Indentured labourers for use in their daily work

Early Indenture Indian families

Image of early Indentured Indian Labour in the Colony of Natal

Indian Family outside hut

Beyond indenture and until the 1960s, the majority of the descendants of the Indian indentured continued to experience abnormal family life ...

Sugar cane fields

Labourers on the Cane fields

Sugar Cane Cutting

he majority of Indian South Africans are the descendants of indentured workers brought to Natal between 1860 and 1911 to develop the sugar indus

Workers planting sugar cane

Sugar cane flourished so much in Natal that the first mill was set up on the ... Indenture is a type of debt servitude, but is different from slavery. ... But it was not all that sweet for the sugar plantation workers once they arrived.

Old train in Sugar Fields

Trains were used to transport sugar cane

Basket Making

Bamboo basket was symbol of economic freedom. ... were considerable numbers of free Indians in Natal in addition to the indentured. ... The craft of basket weaving using bamboo became popular for some families as these ...

Letter written by Anthony Wilkinson to his Father William September 1862
Nelson Mandela Receiving the Freedom of the Town of Tongaat 21 October 1994
Hurbans and Kassie Families

Families from Tongaat

Gopalall Hurbans

Gopallal Hurbans was a sugar cane farmer and vice-president of the Natal Indian Congress. He was also the chairman of the Natal Vigilance Committee which protested against the Group Areas Act.

Tongaat Sugar Cane Field

Tongaat was established in 1945 and its name was taken from the name of the uThongathi River which passes by the town: ...

Tongaat Secondary

School in Tongaat

Women working on the sugar cane plantation

Painting of women working on the sugar cane plantation

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