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Thread #85077 Message #1705370
Posted By: rich-joy
29-Mar-06 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
The Kanakas were also "blackbirded" to Australia, to slave away on sugar cane farms and the like, in Australia's early ("white") history.
I think (?) they were more from the Soloman Islands area ... many of their descendants form part of Queensland's multicultural population today.
Where's Bob Bolton - he'll know the story!