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July 16, 2014

Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property Buffer Zone ...

​The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund is organising a Consultative Committee on 16 July 2014 to mark the 8th Anniversary of the inscription of the Aapravasi Ghat on NESCO’s World Heritage List. The Consultative Committee aims at presenting the progress of work on projects and informing the local community of forthcoming events. This year, the programme will be as follows:(i) Presentation on AGTF Projects (2013 – 2014) by Ms C.Forest, Head Technical Unit, AGTF. (ii) presentation by Dr K.Seetah- “An overview of archaeological research on Indenture in Mauritius”; and(iii) Launching of AGTF website by Hon M.Choonee Minister of Arts & Culture. Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Time: 15 00 hrs Venue: Salle du Conseil, City Council of Port Louis

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Salon International du Livre Confluences 2014
March 06, 2014

Salon International du Livre ...

The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund was present at the International Book Fair "Confluences 2014" at Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre (SVICC), Pailles, from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 March 2014. Our stand received more than 4,200 people and more than 50 sessions of the educational activities were performed. We would like to thank the public for their interest and hope to welco...

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Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property Buffer Zone (AGWHP BZ) Consultative Committee

​The Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund is organising a Consultative Committee on 16 July 2014 to mark the 8th Anniversary of the inscription of the Aapravasi Ghat on NESCO’s World Heritage List. The Consultative Committee aims at presenting the progress of work on projects and informing the local community of forthcoming events. This year, the programme will be as follows: (i) Presentation on AGTF Projects (2013 – 2014) by Ms C.Forest, Head Technical Unit, AGTF.(ii) presentation by Dr K.Seetah- “An overview of archaeological research on Indenture in Mauritius”; and(iii) Launching of AGTF website by Hon M.Choonee Minister of Arts & Culture. Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014 Time: 15 00 hrs ...

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Virtual Tour

Introduction to Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site


The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, remains of an Immigration Depot built in 1849, is located in Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius, where the modern indentured labour diaspora began,

The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site was inscribed in 2006 under criteria VI as:

“The first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the great experiment in the use of indentured rather than slave Labour, is strongly associated with memories of almost half a million indentured labourers moving from India to Mauritius to work on sugarcane plantations or to be transshipped to other parts of the World.” (World heritage Committee Decision 30COM 8B.33)

Opening hours for the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre and the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site