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The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund was set up in 2001 under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Mauritius. The trust has as objective to carry out research on Indenture Immigration and preserve and restore sites related to Indenture Immigration.

The Trust was named after one of the main Indenture related site, the site Aapravasi Ghat.

On July 12, 2006, the Aapravasi Ghat was inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 30th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee held in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Aapravasi Ghat was constructed in 1849 to receive the indentured immigrants. The depot was enlarged in the 1850's to handle immigrants who arrived each year by thousands. From 1849 to 1910, the Aapravasi Ghat played a central role in the day-to-day functioning of the indenture labour system and also in the lives of those immigrants and their descendants in Mauritius . Read More

Research / Other indenture sites.. articles or any relevant document related to our research (Vagrant Depot, Union Vale, Trianon, Aapravasi Ghat) Read More

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