Tag: cameleers

Cultural exchange between the country oldest Australians and Muslims (Video)

Art project celebrates the shared history of Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia — dating back to the arrival of Makassan fishermen in the 1600s and later the Afghan cameleers.


Origins and arrival of cameleers

Known in Australia as ‘Afghans’, the cameleers came mainly from the arid hills and plains of Baluchistan, Afghanistan and the north-west of British India (today’s Pakistan). The cameleers belonged to four main […]