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Negative - Man with Camel Wearing Hat, Cul Culli District, Western Australia, circa 1926 Image Reg. No: MM 004221

Peter Stone with resting camels in the Cul Culli district of Western Australia. The camel in the foreground is wearing a hat. The image dates to circa 1926.

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:
A man with resting camels. The camel in the foreground is wearing a hat.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Bruce Shale, 1987
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: camels, humour
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: Stone, Peter
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Cul Culli District, Western Australia, Australia, circa 1926
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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