In line with its mandate, the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund is conducting research on indenture and its heritage to document the experience of indenture in Mauritius in the perspective of world history. Since several years, the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund has focused on the former quarantine station of Flat Island, an islet located 12 km off the north coast of Mauritius. This site contains the remains of one of the most important quarantine stations in the Indian Ocean set up in 1856 specifically to prevent the spreading of cholera onto the mainland. The research on Flat Island was conducted by Mrs Christelle Miao-Foh, Research Assistant at the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund since 2011, also author of the publication.
A publication on the results of research revealing that this site is unique, will be launched by the Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius on 2 November 2018.