National Trust of Guyana

East Indian Settlement Monument

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Location: Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast

Classification: Commemorative Monument

Period/ Year Built: Unknown

Historical Background / Description:

The East Indian Settlement Monument is located on the all-weather road in Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast, approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) from Anna Regina. The monument was built in commemoration of the first group of East Indian immigrants who arrived in the region and were stationed at Anna Regina in May 1838. Bush Lot was chosen as the site of the monument because of the 90 East Indian indentured immigrant families who settled in the area.