TLF ID R8007
This black-and-white photograph shows indentured Pacific Islanders methodically hoeing weeds from a large sugar-cane field at Herbert River in north-eastern Queensland. They wear Western-style clothes and hats. A white man, only just visible on the left and facing the Islanders, stands in front of the line of labourers, presumably overseeing their work. Adjoining is a field of tall sugar cane with trees and a house set in the distance.