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Stories of the Girmit Women of Fiji

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  • Free Admission


  • Wed 22 May 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Thu 23 May 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Fri 24 May 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sat 25 May 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sun 26 May 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm

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More than 60,000 Indians (called the Girmit people) were brought to Fiji by the British colonisers between 1879 to 1916 to work on the sugarcane, banana, rubber and copra plantations. This exhibition will display objects/artefacts that were used by the Indian women on the farms and at home of that time. Seema Singh a Wellington/Porirua based artist will exhibit paintings depicting the lives of the Girmit Women and also share historical photos and articles depicting the lives of the Indian Women of Girmit Era. It is a Free event and is open to everyone.

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