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The year 2020 commemorates the end of the Indian Indentureship system

The year 2020 commemorates 100 years since the Indian indentureship system ended. On January 01, 1920, all contractual obligations of all labourers terminated and the Indian indentureship system ceased to exist.  

Over 147,500  Indian workers  came to Trinidad from 1845 to 1917, bringing their cultural and religious traditions and adding colour to Trinidad and Tobago’s multi-ethnic society.

We are pleased to share part of the National Archives’ exhibition documenting the end of indentureship.

End of indian indentureship


For the full exhibition, please follow this link: