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HOOKAM KHAN

Origin by Place:Uncertain
Australian Descendants:No

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Interpreter for 12 'Afghan' cameleeers (including himself) left stranded in Perth, Feb. 1888, having been imported by Meer Dost & Co., but paid only one month's wages. HOOKAM KHAN indicated that the men wanted to stop Meer Dost & Co's representative, HADJI, from leaving the colony (West Australian 9 Feb p.3).

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West Australian 9 Feb p.3

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