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- A Place & Date Depicted Onslow, Australia
Negative - Camel Team Pulling a Wagon Loaded with Bags, by Hugh Conran, Mardie, via Onslow, Western Australia, 1913 Reg. No: MM 040067
- The Mardie and Onslow camel train, three camels wide and four deep, pulling a fully laden wagon with a building visible slightly to the right. The image is dated 1913.
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 camel train, two wide and four deep moves through a desert landscape with a cart piled with sacks behind them, and building just visible to the right of the image.
|Tagged with:||camel trains, camels, freights, sacks|
|Themes this item is part of:||Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||camel trains|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Mardie, via Onslow, Western Australia, Australia, 1913|
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Stevens, Christine, 'Tin Mosques and Ghantowns : A History of Afghan Cameldrivers in Australia', Paul Fitzsimons: Alice Springs (2002).