History of the Muslim Cameleers of Australia

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SHAFAQNA – The history of the Muslim Cameleers who helped open up Australia from the 1860’s through to the introduction of the motor car. These men brought their culture and religion and many settled here going on to marry and have families.Despite the racism they often encountered they stayed, choosing to living in remote areas and continuing their unique contribution to navigating Australia’s interior. Each year, descendants celebrate their legacy at a picnic race meeting where the Camel Cup echoes the mastery these Australian pioneers maintained over their much loved animals.

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