The Library acknowledges the National Archives of Fiji as custodians of the original collection material. The passes have been digitised and are freely available online through the National Library of Australia. They can be consulted in several ways including Access by arrival date, Access by ship name and Access by pass number.
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. In addition to the digitised material available online, copies of these records, comprising 42 reels of microfilm, are held by several institutions outside of Fiji, including:
- The National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The Library's microfilm reels are accessible by request through the following record on the Library catalogue:
Fiji. Department of Immigration. Central Archives of Fiji and the Western Pacific High Commission. [19--], Indian immigration passes, 1879-1916 [microform] Fiji. Immigration Department
- Family History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Details can be viewed on their Family History Library Catalog record.
- Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii, Manao, Hawaii
The Library's catalogue contains a record for this resource.