Oceania

In a region of the world where there are more sheep than people, Oceania has rainforests, deserts, coral reefs, volcanoes, marsupials, glaciers and Indians! Oceania, the smallest land mass of all the regions, includes the continent of Australia as well as many surrounding island countries – 14 countries in total. The majority of the circa 1.1million of Indian origin live in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand with small communities dotted around the Cook and Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the migration of people of Indian origin to Australia and New Zealand occurred because of the vast imperial networks in place from the various East India Companies. Many were indentured labourers but some adventurers followed during the gold rush of the 1850s. Join us as we discover, celebrate and learn more about who we have become. Our Global Indian Oceania journey has begun.

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Indo-Fijian Scholar Dies in Exile

It is tragic that one of our most acclaimed scholars should die in exile, declared persona non grata by the Bainimarama Government, says Fiji Labour Party leader and former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry. He made the comment in a statement issued yesterday in the wake of news of Prof Brij Vilash Lal’s death in Brisbane, […]

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CITIZENSHIP, CORRUPTION AND CHANGE – INSIDE DOMINICA WITH VANESSA WINSTON ST AGATHE

The “unknown” Caribbean – Dominica
In 2017 Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean and hit Dominica like nature’s bulldozer. It tore through its once picturesque streets leaving in its wake deep questions for the region and like the proverbial phoenix, a n…

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