Australia's Muslim Cameleers: Pioneers of the Inland 1860s-1930s
"This book is about the often-forgotten Muslim cameleers, known as 'Afghans', who came to Australia between the 1860s and the 1930s to ply Australia's inland routes. It was realised that camels were far more efficient and able to carry heavy loads in the harsh conditions of inland Australia than horses and bullock-teams. The camels needed expert 'drivers' to guide them. These pioneering cameleers became an integral part of the exploration and transportation systems in arid Australia. Many were Muslim, but they did not come to spread Islam. Rather, they constructed small mosques in outback Australian towns, and later the larger cities, and quietly kept to themselves. This book is about how the cameleers have been largely forgotten by history and asks why." -- Provided by publisher.
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Australias early Muslim settlements Anna Kenny
Who were the cameleers?
To Australia with camels
With the explorers
Nosepegs hobbles and bells
Contractors to entrepreneurs
Stations townships and mines
The cameleers and Aboriginal people
Life in camel camps and townships
Pioneers or aliens?
Representation and memory
A biographical listing of Australias Muslim cameleers
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1ndian ABDUL Aboriginal Adelaide mosque Adelaide Observer Afghanistan Alice Springs Arrived Australia Arrived Australia 1896 Australian Museum Archives Baluchi Baluchistan Bejah Dervish Beltana Beltana Pastoral Birdsville Track Blakeman Bourke Broken 1 lill Broken Hill Burke bv FA1Z Camel owner camel team Cameleer at Coolgardie Cameleer emploved bv Cameleer in W.A. Canberra CEDT Cigler Contributed to costs Coolgardie costs of Perth Creek Dadleh Draper employed by FA1Z FA1Z and TAGH Farina Fremantle goldfields GOOL GOOLAM Hawker Kandahar Karachi KHAN Leonora Library of South Lived in Perth Lived in Pt Lived in W.A. loading Loois MA1 1OMET MAHOMED Marree Melbourne MOHAMED MOOSHA BALOOCH mosque Musakhan 1932 MULLAH Oodnadatta Pashtun Perth mosque committee Perth mosque Musakhan Peshawar photograph Pishori Afghan Pt Augusta Pt Hedland Punjab Queensland Rajkowski 1987 S1NGH SA1D saddle Saleh Schinasi SHAH Simpson South Australian Museum stations Stevens Strzelecki Track TAGH MAHOMET W.A. Loois Western Australia Wilcannia