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Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery - Slavery in the Indian Ocean

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Project Description

This PhD project will contribute to a broader research project on the Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery. This aims to explore links between the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and settler colonialism by tracing the movement of capital, people and culture from slave-owning Britain to Western Australia (WA).
This project will examine Indian Ocean networks, exploring links between WA colonisation, West Indian slavery investments, East India Company activity, and substantial Cape Colony and Mauritius slavery interests, which represented 5 million pounds of the 20 million pounds paid in compensation to slave-owners by the British government when it abolished slavery in 1833. Extensive links across the region, exemplified by the East India Company, represent important elements of this intersecting economic and cultural history. UWA has a long-term research strength in Indian Ocean history, communication and networks.

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