Deutsches-Handel-und-Plantagen-Gesellschaft : Registers of Melanesian indentured labourers in Samoa

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Deutsche Handels und Plantagen Gesellschaft

The labour registers give the number and name of the labourer, his or her village and district. The registers also note the plantation on which the labourer worked and transfers to employment elsewhere. If applicable, the date and cause of death is noted (there was a high mortality). Otherwise the register notes the date of return. There is also a column for further notes. The register numbers run from 6367 to 10128 (25 May 1887-Jan 1906) and from 1238-3187 (Jan 1906-Sep 1913).

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The Copra trade was the core business of the Deutsches Handel und Plantagen Gesellschaft, which had monopoly recruiting rights enabling it to draw labour for its plantations in Samoa from the eastern New Guinea islands and the northern Solomon Islands.

Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).

Provenance: Donor/Lender/Vendor - Purchase, PMB, 2004

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Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area
1 microfilm reel(s), Registers (Lists), Manuscripts, Microfilms
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