Australia's Muslim Cameleers
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Pack saddles

The ‘Afghan’ pack-saddle is a masterpiece of efficient design. Its adjustable system of wooden forks and rope ties on a padded base allowed camels to bear loads weighing between 400 and 600 kilograms, day after day, for hundreds of kilometres. The design has remained unchanged in Australia from the 1860s to the present.

Biographies

Cameleers who worked as saddle-makers:

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