In the Tracks of the Camelmen
This is the first book to trace the history of the Afghan and Indian camel drivers in Australia
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This is the first book to trace the history of the Afghan and Indian camel drivers in Australia. It paints a vivid picture of the camelmen, their families and communities, their way of life and, of course, their camels. And it records their crucial contribution to the opening up of this continent and to Australia’s growth, development and prosperity.
Outback Australia has always proved both a temptation and a threat to settlers. Since the mid 1800’s when explorers first penetrated its vastness, the harsh climate has claimed the lives of both people and livestock. Far from established towns, the early settlers, graziers, pastoralists and miners had to rely on supplies transported over great distances. Those courageous enough to venture into Australia’s isolated interior found that the animals traditionally used to carrying horses, donkeys and bullocks-were unable to survive such arid conditions.
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