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<firstname.lastname@example.org> Dear List, I was recently talking to a historian from Réunion who told me that in the 19th century a number of Australian Aborigines were sent to Réunion as indentured labourers - he couldn't put either a figure or a date on it, but probably three figures and possibly mid-to late century. I find this somewhat unlikely, partly because the Brits were particularly cagey about letting the French have indentured labourers (eg from India) and partly because Aborigines were not highly valued as labourers at the time (although that may have been the point...). I've done a fair bit of googling and come up with nothing. Can anyone shed any light on this? Info ou intox? Thanks. Iain. -- Dr. Iain Walker COMPAS University of Oxford 58, Banbury Road Oxford OX2 6QS United Kingdom http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/ -- --