Loading camels at Marree, ca. 1901.
Source: State Library of South Australia
Explore the remarkable impact of Australia's Muslim cameleers in transforming central Australia.
This exhibition reveals the remarkable contribution which Australia’s first Muslim community, from Afghanistan and British India, made to the exploration and settlement of Australia’s arid interior.
Cameleers assisted all major expeditions into Australia’s uncharted interior starting with the Burke and Wills expedition in 1860 and have contributed significantly to Australia's economic and cultural development.
These Muslim pioneers provided the lifeblood for many inland settlements, isolated stations and mines, and forged communication routes through remote Australia.
A South Australian Museum travelling exhibition.