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Allahu Akbar All prayers in Islam are said in Arabic,regardless where you are from, or language spoken
These ‘Khans’ are as much part of what Australia is today, despite the scandalous ‘White’ Australia Policy from the turn of last century making their lives so difficult.
It shows the resilience of true people of the land.
I was searching for Hasan MusaKhan when I found this website. Very informative and a great resource to find out more about Cameleers. Just want to request a correction about Hasan MusaKhan (Founder, Secretary and Treasurer of Perth’s Mohammaden Mosque); Website cites no Australian dependents for Hasan Musakhan which is incorrect. He got married here in Australia in 1898 with Sophia Blitz and had five children, two of them died in infancy. Other three children brought up and got married here in Australia. Anyone with information about there decedents, can you please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
As Winifreds great granddaughter I wish to correct the assumption Winifred was born in Australia, she was born in Lambeth England. Winifred also did not just have 3 children with her second defacto husband Ali. Winifred had in fact had 4 earlier with her husband Charles Stegar whom she married on the 7 December 1899, her first son was Charles he was known Fred to avoid confusion with his father Charles, followed by John known as Jack, Peter and finaly Winifred my grandmother. All the facts can be found in the book of Winifreds life by Hilary Lindsay called The Washerwomans Dream. I am very proud of my great grandmother the way she overcame the many challengers of her life but it dissapoints and angers myself and my mother her grand daughter that so many facts of her life are incorrect and at sometimes total fiction. Thankyou Karen Smith.
They are the first Muslims who came to Australia. Good that they kept Islam alive.
Hi there ,
My great grandfather was an Australian Cameleer i was wondering if you can help me by finding any document etc. If you need any details about him ill give you some.
Thank you for your time .
Abdul Wade did have descendants. He married Dublin born Emily Azzadelle nee Murcutt.
I am a teacher librarian at Bradshaw PS in Alice Springs and have just completed a unit of work on the Afghan cameleers as part of the Aust. Curriculum History. Your website is a fabulous resource and I would like to provide some feedback and other suggestions. Please email me with a contact person whom I could chat with re feedback.
As appeared in the documentation that Mr.Elum Deen was friend of Mr. Jalal Deen, who was brother of my great grand father, and both of them livid at 124 Fitzroy, Victoria.
I highly appreciate and thank to the government of Australia to keep the record of work force took part in the development of Australia.
I am a Afghan, and I appreciate how this website have became together. this comment is just to have a request to bossily address most of the thing that hasn’t been addressed yet.
This statement is not correct or at less few things are missing “The cameleers belonged to four main ethnic groups: Pashtun, Baluchi, Punjabi, and Sindhi.”
Simply if you walk on the cemetery of Afghan cameleers, you will see most majority of the stone on their grieve written in Dari language, it means most majority of those people were Tajic ethic who speak Dari. However, in all of this website I couldn’t find any to address this matter. There is many more issue in this web site which need to be addressed properly.
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I am a descendent of the cameleers and I am looking for more information about the Satour family line (originally called Sidhu). Please contact me if you can help me gain some more knowledge. email@example.com
This man is Gool Mahomet. We recently visited Farina because my partner is a descendent from this man. Sallay who took over Mulgaria Station is also Mohomet. It is very common for the spelling of these names to vary from place to place.
I have found newspaper articles of Sultan Aziz’s time in Portland during the 1930s carting shells grit from Shelly Beach and selling camel rids on the Portland beach. He also, at one time, considered himself to be the oldest man in the Commonwealth. http://mywdfamilies.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/the-sultan-of-shelly-beach/
this is my great grandfather i am looking for a copy of his exemption from dictation test can anyone help me access this as it may have a photo on it, this is amazing
A Song In The Desert by R.M. Williams.
He met this man in the desert and what an amazing story to tell how he found this red headed aboriginal girl he was set to marry. A movie should have been made on this.
Great site, I have been researching this Akbar Khan (Jack) for some time, and here it is. Many thanks to this most informative site. To see a picture of him was like finding an old friend.
my grandfather Charles Bromley worked from Port Augusta as a cameleer to AliceSprings via Oodnadatta. He retired toTieyonStation owned by Frank Smith died in 1969
My grandfather Dost Mohammed was one of the Baluchi camaleers that arrived here in the 1880s and operated from Coolgardie to expand and open the outback mining areas.
i think charles bool singh or boors sing ( possibley the same man ) may be my great g father. could some one help me clarify this
There is a grave just outside Menindee on the Broken Hill road, marked as the grave of Dost Mahomet, said to be a camel driver on the Burke & Wills Expedition. Should he be added to your list of cameleers who worked for Burke & Wills?
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