Dark cargoes: the Australian slaving system

Australia, 1992

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Archival material, descendants of Pacific islanders and historian Robert Dansie recall the foundation of misery upon which the Queensland sugar industry was largely built. The institution of indentured labour by Queensland’s Governor Bowen and wealthy Queensland pastoralists resulted in a slave trade reminiscent of the southern United States before the American Civil War.

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Credits

production company

Greenapple Media

producer

Lensie Matthews

director

Tony Matthews

Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325285

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Slave labor

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sugar workers - Queensland

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sugarcane industry

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Islanders

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Slave-trade

History → History

History → Queensland - History

History → Slave labor

History → Slave-trade

History → Slavery

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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