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  1. blackbirdingnoun

    The practice of kidnapping Pacific Islanders, or kanakas, for sale as cheap labour.

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  1. Blackbirding

    Blackbirding is the recruitment of people through trickery and kidnappings to work as labourers. From the 1860s blackbirding ships were engaged in seeking workers to mine the guano deposits on the Chincha Islands in Peru. In the 1870s the blackbirding trade focused on supplying labourers to plantations, particularly the sugar cane plantations of Queensland, Australia and the nation of Fiji. The practice occurred between 1842 and 1904. Those 'blackbirded' were recruited from the indigenous populations of nearby Pacific islands or northern Queensland. In the early days of the pearling industry in Broome, local Aboriginal people were blackbirded from the surrounding areas, including aboriginal people from desert areas. Blackbirding has continued to the present day in the Third World. One example is the kidnapping and coercion at gunpoint of indigenous people in Central America to work as plantation labourers, where they are exposed to heavy pesticide loads and do back-breaking work for very little pay.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbirding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blackbirding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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