blackbirding definition

  • noun:
    • The rehearse of kidnapping Pacific Islanders, or kanakas, obtainable as inexpensive labour.
    • The kidnaping of negroes or Polynesians become offered as slaves.
    • The work or training of collecting locals for the countries near Queensland for service in the Queensland sugar plantations.
    • The kidnapping of negroes or Polynesians is offered into slavery.
  • others:
    • Engaged in the kidnapping of negroes or Polynesians to be sold as slaves: as, a blackbirding staff.

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