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Negative - A Man in Front of a Camel Train, Corunna Station, Iron Knob District, South Australia, 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 002810

Summary:
A man in front of a camel train on Corunna Station The camels are yoked in pairs and are pulling a wagon. The image was captured by T. Davidson in 1928.

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 man in front of a camel train. The camels are yoked in pairs and are pulling a wagon past buildings.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Terence Davidson, 1986
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural workers, camel trains, camels, drays wagons, shearers, workers
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: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Camels
Tertiary Classification: camel trains
Organisations Depicted: Carunna Station
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Iron Knob District, South Australia, Australia, 1928
Creator: T Davidson, 1928
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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