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Negative - Camel Team Used by Water Boring Contractor, New South Wales, circa 1930 Image Reg. No: MM 002828

The camel team used by Jack Minogue, the water boring contractor on Sir Sidney Kidman's properties. This image is located somewhere between Tibooburra and Innamincka and dates to circa 1930.

Kidman continued to use camel transports longer than most other land and property owners in Australia. Most chose to modernise to motor vehicles shortly after World War I.
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
A man with six camels in a sparse landscape.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from F Houlihan, 1986
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: camel trains, camels, water bores
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
People Depicted: Minogue, Jack
Organisations Depicted: Kidman, Sidney
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: New South Wales, Australia, circa 1930

The exact location of the image sits somewhere between Innamincka and Tibooburra.
References: Stevens, Christine, 'Tin Mosques and Ghantowns : A History of Afghan Cameldrivers in Australia', Paul Fitzsimons: Alice Springs, 2002.

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