Cane cutters in the early days

Courtesy of Hinchinbrook Library

Queensland Museum Network

Queensland Museum Network
Brisbane, Australia

The recruitment of non-European labourers in the sugar industry was controversial and in 1885 legislation attempted to phase out ‘non-white’ recruitment by 1891. Although this decision was reversed in 1892, the industry had begun to suffer from labour shortages.


  • Title: Cane cutters in the early days
  • Creator: Courtesy of Hinchinbrook Library

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