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Negative - Camel Train Resting, Warrawagine, Western Australia, circa 1938 Image Reg. No: MM 002714

Summary:
A camel team with a wagon. The camels are resting. Image possibly taken in Warrawagine in circa 1938.

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.
Description:
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
A camel team consisting of 12 camels with a wagon. The camels are resting.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Beryl Leslie, 1985
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: camel trains, camels, drays wagons
Themes this item is part of: Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria, Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Camels
Tertiary Classification: camel trains
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Warrawagine, Western Australia, Australia, 1938

Location is presumed to be Warrawagine
References: 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).

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