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Notes on the Geography of Fiji: Fiji: Photo 21

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The company was Australian and at first relied on sugar produced by native Fijians, who grew the crop reluctantly as an alternative to a British-imposed tax. The British eventually decided that indentured Indians would do better. Some worked for European planters selling to the CSR, others directly for the CSR. In the 1920s, however, the company subdivided its 100,000 acres into 400- to 1,000-acre lots leased to European tenants; some of the Indians stayed on.

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