Blackbirding
Blackbirding Black"bird*ing, n. 1. The kidnaping of negroes or Polynesians to be sold as slaves. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The act or practice of collecting natives of the islands near Queensland for service on the Queensland sugar plantations. [Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • blackbirding — noun the kidnapping of Pacific Islanders or Kanakas for work on, or for sale to, plantations usually sugar plantations in Queensland, Australia. See Also: blackbirder …   Wiktionary

  • blackbirding — /ˈblækbɜdɪŋ / (say blakberding) noun (in the 19th century) the practice of employers in Australia, British Columbia (Canada), and other areas of the south Pacific, as Fiji and Samoa, of recruiting Pacific islander people (known as Kanakas) as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blackbirding — /blak berr ding/, n. (formerly) the act or practice of kidnapping persons, esp. Kanakas, and selling them abroad as slaves. [1870 75; BLACKBIRD + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kanakas — were workers from various Pacific Islands employed under varying conditions in various British colonies, such as British Columbia (Canada), Fiji and Queensland (Australia) in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They also worked in California and… …   Wikipedia

  • Blackbirder — Les Blackbirders (de l anglais blackbird, en français merle noir) sont des aventuriers qui parcouraient le Pacifique au XIXe siècle dans le but de recruter, pour le travail forcé des autochtones afin de les faire travailler principalement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • New Caledonia — This article is about the overseas territory. For other uses, see New Caledonia (disambiguation). For other uses, see Caledonia. New Caledonia Nouvelle Calédonie …   Wikipedia

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