In the 𝟭𝟳𝟴𝟬𝘀, thousands of voluntary Chinese migrants (estimated to be more than 3000 ) set sail for 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘇𝗵𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗵, 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀; they found employment as blacksmiths, carpenters, cobblers, and tailors, and quickly formed a small Chinatown, the camp des Chinois, in 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀.
Mauritius’ history is a chequered yet fascinating one and it’s filled with juxtaposing things; of slavery and freedom, of inequality and tolerance and of hardship and beauty. As already mentioned, many people may not realise that this wonderful natural site actually played an unbelievably significant role in Mauritius’ history.
Join us on 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗮𝗺 𝗧𝗮𝗺 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 where we will begin our 𝟭𝟬 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀! Let’s celebrate!
Let’s celebrate! 𝗟𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝘇𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗺𝗮 would like to thank you all for the continued support. This would not be possible without you. To help celebrate we are offering a variety of exclusive offers and promos in participating stores across 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲. Sydney and Perth to follow soon. Please visit our promo page for more info: https://lacazemama.com/au/august-promos/
In 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟴𝟯𝟱, slavery was abolished in Mauritius. This instantly created a demand for replacement labour on the plantations.
After the war between the British and the French in 1810, the island fell under British rule. The British administration, which began with Robert Farquhar as governor, was followed by rapid social and economic changes. One of the most important events was the abolition of slavery in 1835.
The first slaves arrived in Mauritius from Madagascar in 1639 and by the late eighteenth century, slaves accounted for around eighty percent of the island’s population with forty percent from East Africa and just under seven percent from India.
The first 2 shops to buy Mauritian products from La Caze Mama were Pacific Mart in Hampton Park and Werrribee Spice House, both in Vic. 10 years later, they continue to both be very strong supporters of Mauritian products and love their Mauritian customers who they always shower with praise…
As we were getting ready to start this business, and in our first few years of doing business, many people, Mauritians, told us that we were making a mistake starting this business, that it was not worth doing business with Mauritians, that Mauritians are not very supportive of one another, that many have tried before us and failed.