How the Afghan cameleers helped establish Australia, 1860s-1930s

Monday 19 February 2018

How the Afghan cameleers helped establish Australia, 1860s-1930s

Presented by Pamela Rajkowski OAM

In the course of this lecture Pamela will address a number of key questions about camels in Australia, including the fundamental one of why Australia needed the animals. She will also look at who took the risks in importing them, how they were managed and what their contribution was to the transport and the opening up of key communication lines in the Australian Outback.

Pamela has carried out research on camels in Australia since 1980 and has produced three books on the subject, whilst pursuing simultaneously her career in secondary school teaching. She has been a consultant on the topic to university researchers, the SA Museum and Australian documentary film makers. Pamela has organised a number of community outback events and in recognition of her work she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009.

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How the Afghan cameleers helped establish Australia, 1860s-1930s

Presented by Pamela Rajkowski OAM

In the course of this lecture Pamela will address a number of key questions about camels in Australia, including the…

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