Trauma, Resilience, Recovery Workshop Documents

Documents from the live workshop provided by the National Archive
Legacy

Below are copies of the archival documents from The National Archives shared during the online workshop.

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Documents can be viewed on mobile phones but might be best viewed on a computer or tablet.

labourer’s contract

CO 111/161

Below is an example of a labourer’s ticket and a ‘contract’ setting out terms and conditions plus the ‘benefits’ of working as a labourer, e.g. food and clothing.

Fiji suicides

CO 83/79

Below is a covering letter and short report on a few cases of suicides on Fiji plantations describing stories of different types of labourers. 

Gladstone letter

CO 111/161

Below is a letter from John Gladstone, a plantation owner, requesting assistance to find a solution to the labour problem following the abolition of slavery.

Hosay Riots

CO 884/4/22

Below is a report from the Jamaican Governor into the killing of Indians in 1884 at an annual event in Trinidad.

Labourer’s Contract – CO 111/161

The following documents include a labourer’s ticket and a ‘contract’ setting out terms and conditions plus the ‘benefits’ of working as a labourer e.g. food and clothing.

Fuji Suicides – CO 83/79

The following document is a covering letter and short report on a few cases of suicides on Fiji plantations describing stories of different types of labourers. 

Gladstone letter – CO 111/161

The following document is a letter from John Gladstone, a plantation owner, requesting assistance to find a solution to the labour problem following the abolition of slavery.

Hosay Riots – CO 884/4/22

The following document is a report from the Jamaican Governor into the killing of Indians in 1884 at an annual event in Trinidad.

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