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Camel caravan in Bourke, New South Wales, taken about 1900

This photograph shows a camel team at Bourke in western New South Wales. Afghan and north Indian cameleers worked the Australian outback from the 1860s until the 1930s. Before widespread motorised transport, camels were the primary means of transport and load carrying in arid areas too harsh for horses and far from rail lines or river transport.


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