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    Hindu women carrying grass along road near sugar-cane fields.

    Catholic Place of Worship: Small sanctuary/type building near a main road in eastern Mauritius.

    Hindu area in eastern Mauritius : homes, general shots.

    Travelling shot near Port Louis.

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    Panoramic shots of Port Louis.

    Street hawker selling "fairy floss".

    Fishing fleet from Formosa (Taiwan in Port Louis harbour.

    Monument to first French Governor of Mauritius (la Bournases) - avenue leads to Govt. buildings, including PM's office.

    Avenue leading to Govt. Building in Port Louis.

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    Avenue leading to Govt. Bldgs. & PM's office; Queen Victoria's statue in front of buildings.

    Other nearby status is of Sir John Pope Hennessey.

    Line Barracks with British flag flying. Centre of Port Louis.

    This is Police & military headquarters. British troops billeted there for emergency.

    Creole family moving belongings from their evacuated house in Plaine Verte in Port Louis. Plaine Verte is Muslim area and on of worst trouble areas. Family are moving under protection of British members of HMS Mauritius.

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    Muslims in Plaine Verte.

    Hindu worker & children on buffalo cart. North of Port Louis.

    Goat herd with young Creole headers. Near Grand Baie, north of Port L.

    Hindu workers (men & women) prepare ground for replanting sugar-cane. Old cane is being burnt.

    Creole fishermen attending to their boats on shore at Grand Baie.

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    Boats (sail & motor) on Grand Baie, swimming pool of Hotel Ile de France in foreground. This area one of playgrounds of European community on Mauritius - mainly French or of predominantly French blood.

    Yachts on Grand Baie - north of Port Louis.

    Pan shot on sugar-cane fields north of Port Louis. Narrow streets, &s. in Plaine Verte (Muslim area in Port Louis).

    Sugar plantation area near Curepipe in Central Mauritius.


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