The Indentured Immigration Records of the Republic of Mauritius
Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
An exceptional documentation of the "Great Experiment" during the nineteenth century to replace slave by "free" labor in the colonial plantation world. Scholars have long acknowledged that Mauritius was the crucial test case for the use of free contractual labor following the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. These records provide a unique basis for understanding the nature, dynamics and consequences of a major modern human migration.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: Mauritius