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Negative - Wild Bull Camel, Momba Station, White Cliffs District, New South Wales, circa 1935 Image Reg. No: MM 002331

A wild Bull camel on Momba Station in the White Cliffs District of New South Wales. Dated to circa 1935.

With the rise of the motor vehicle camels and their cameleers were soon made redundant. The cameleers were forced to find alternative employment, and the camels either shot or left to roam free. As a consequence Austalia now has the only known herd of wild Dromedaries, which could number over 600,000 and is expected to increase in the next 8 years.
Black and white negative.
Description Of Content:
A camel stands in a sparse landscape. Trees can be seen dotten throughout the landscape, which otherwise looks very dry.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Jack Howly, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: camels, farms
Themes this item is part of: Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Land & Soil Management
Tertiary Classification: feral animals
Organisations Depicted: Momba Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: White Cliffs District, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1935
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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