On 14 May 1879, the "Leonidas", the ship with the first
indentured labourers from
India, arrived in Fiji.
Now, in 2004, we are celebrating 125 years of the arrival of
these first 'girmitiyas' to the shores of the islands of Fiji.
This site is dedicated to the endurance and the struggles of
those people who specifically helped to build the sugar industry here in the Fiji Islands.
Ultimately, the Fiji indenture system was
terminated by the British Authorities in 1920.
The official celebrations are now over
but this website - hopefully - remains. Click
here to see the latest additions to this website.
If you have photos or an interesting story, write to information @ fijigirmit.org and help us to make this website even more informative to all
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