Blackbirding: Australia’s history of luring, tricking and kidnapping Pacific Islanders – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Starting from the 1860s, tens of thousands of Pacific Islanders were lured, tricked or kidnapped to work on plantations.

Starting from the 1860s, tens of thousands of Pacific Islanders were taken to Australia to work on plantations in Queensland — often by force or trickery.

Unmarked mass graves full of labourers who died on those plantations are still being uncovered today.

Source: Blackbirding: Australia’s history of luring, tricking and kidnapping Pacific Islanders – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)