Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919

A guide to help you access the content of this microfilmed resource

In 2011 the combined records of Indian Indentured Labourers of Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago were placed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Amongst others these included the Indian Emigration Passes to Fiji for the period 1879 to 1916.

These records comprise over 60,000 individual passes issued to Indians who were to come to Fiji as indentured labourers.

The original passes, held in 344 volumes, are kept by the National Archives of Fiji. Copies of these records, comprising 42 reels of microfilm, are only held by several institutions outside of Fiji, including: