Australia's Muslim Cameleers
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Stations, townships and mines

During the 1880s and 1890s cameleer firms such as Faiz and Tagh Mahomet, Abdul Wade’s Bourke Carrying Company or Mahmoud Hassan’s Port Augusta-based company, played a key role in forwarding essential supplies to remote stations and townships. They charged by the ton, per mile. The deliveries were usually coordinated, so that the cameleers returned with a full loading of wool or mineral ore, for example.