Photo of the day – Camel caravan Bourke

Published by imageservices on September 9, 2008 in Photo of the day.

Powerhouse Museum – Sydney

Camel caravan Bourke

This image is a reproduction from our Tyrrell photographic collection showing Afghan camel handlers at Bourke in New South Wales located 789 kilometres north of Sydney on the Darling River. According to reCollections Journal of the National Museum of Canberra camels were first introduced to South Australia in 1840 and were trialed in many expeditions across Australia. Then in 1865, 124 camels and 31 cameleers were imported but by 1900 there were over 2000 cameleers that had come to Australia.

Kerry and Co., Sydney, c. 1884-1917.

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