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.

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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 […]