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Negative - Camel Train, by Hugh Conran, Australia, 1913 Reg. No: MM 040134
- Two camels from the Mardie and Onslow camel train yoked to a fully loaded wagon, dated 1913.
The camels and their cameleers helped carry supplies inland for the mining and sheep industries, aided the building of the Overland Telegraph Line, the Canning Stock Route, major fence lines and the Trans-Australia and Central Australian railways. They carried pipe sections for the Goldfields Water Supply, supplied goods to inland towns, mining camps, sheep and cattle stations and also Aboriginal communities. Wagons hauled by Camels moved wool from sheep stations to railheads, pulled scoops in the construction of dams, and helped with ploughing and other farm work.
- Black and white negative.
- Description Of Content:
- Two camels yoked to fully loaded carts.
|Tagged with:||camel trains, camels, freights, sacks|
|Themes this item is part of:||Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||camel trains|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Australia, 1913
The camel train was travelling between Mardi, New South Wales, and Onslow, Western Australia.
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198801/camels.down.under.htm viewed 28.04.2009.
http://camelfarm.com/camels/camels_australia.html, viewed 13.05.2009.
http://library.thinkquest.org/03oct/00128/en/camels/history_light.htm, viewed 13.05.2009.
Stevens, Christine, 'Tin Mosques and Ghantowns : A History of Afghan Cameldrivers in Australia', Paul Fitzsimons: Alice Springs (2002).