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Notes on the Geography of Fiji: Fiji: Photo 17

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Yes, yes, we have numbers: between 1879 and 1916, 63,000 Indian immigrants arrived; 24,000 returned home after satisfying their labor contracts, but with natural increase Fiji by 1921 had 60,000 people of Indian descent. They constituted a bit over a third of Fiji's 157,000 people.

You need more data? Poor soul. Try The Colony of Fiji, 1874-1924 (Government Printer, Suva, 1924).

In a snit, Brewster writes (pp. 300-301): "I think that when I left, the Indian settlers in my district were happy and contented... Subsequently Indian lawyers and agitators arrived and stirred up sedition and discontent.... After that some of Gandhi's adherents appeared upon the scene and there were riots and strikes..."

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