Afghan Town Maree 1928

Afghan cameleers in Australia, were camel drivers who worked in Outback Australia from the 1860s to the 1930s.

They set up camel-breeding stations and rest-house outposts, known as caravanserai, throughout inland Australia, creating a permanent link between the coastal cities and the remote cattle and sheep grazing stations until about the 1930s, when they were largely replaced by the automobile.

They provided vital support to exploration, communications and settlement in the arid interior of the country where the climate was too harsh for horses.

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