Rowan and other listers,
there is an excellent lengthy article on the subject within the book
"Links between Sri Lanka and Australia" by W S Weersooria.This book was
printed at the Government Press in Colombo as a Bi Centenary Gift to the
Australian people, by The Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Canberra, W S
Weersooria, in 1988.
The whole of chapter 13, pages 135 to 157 is devoted to this indentured
labour experiment, with lots of names and verified details, as well as
further research references. There are extracts from the Swan research
The book does not have an ISBN number, but we have our own copy for
If you can not find the book in Canada we may be able to put the
chapter on the net as a blog. Cheers, Larry&Coreen.