TLF ID R8009
The black-and-white photograph shows Pacific Islander men and women arriving in the sugar port of Bundaberg after being recruited to work as indentured labourers on Queensland's sugar plantations. The posed shot shows more than 60 Pacific Islander men, women and boys and one European on the deck of a schooner at the dock. The Islanders crowd the levels of decks dressed in clean Western-style clothes. The women, numbering around ten, are clothed in modest smocks.