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  • william bejah wrote:January 27, 2014

    the man loading the camel is not my dad Jack Bejah but Andrew Debarney nicknamed Squeaky Andrew

  • Sylvia haggis wrote:January 10, 2014

    I arrived in millicent sa in 1964 and i remember seeing an afghan hawker go past my house on mt.gambier rd (princes highway) on i think 2 pccasions. My memory,is that he came round every year. I used to remember his name but alas it has gone from my memory ……..

  • Khan wrote:January 2, 2014

    This was my great grandfather

    moaz khan afghan cameleer

  • Imran wrote:December 28, 2013

    Afghan, Bungish. Draper. Lived in Perth, W.A., 1906. Contributed to costs of Perth mosque (Musakhan 1932, pp. 19-22).

    hi he was my grandfather, i was wondering,if anyone has his pictures or any kind of information about him kindly contact me please.

  • Patricia wrote:December 16, 2013

    Hello, this is a long over due resource needed in this country. I am an Aboriginal researcher of family history and am interested in the Murchison region. I understand that this person had worked in the district. Is anyone able to answer exactly what station within the Murchison district this man worked at.

  • syed khan wrote:December 2, 2013

    Hi,hope you are doing well. I was just curious about where do the Pashtun cameleers reside now? i would like to meet with them if possible. I am pashtun too residing in Adelaide, South Australia.
    Thank You

  • Sohail Ansari wrote:November 17, 2013

    Thanks Keith Bolitho for your comments on 21 02 2012 about Dost Muhammed Baluch. I am researching on Karachi and cameleers to Australia thereform. Your grandfather seem to have been from Lyari part of Karachi. It will be very helpful if you could please shed more light on him and his connections with Karachi. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

  • Sohail Ansari wrote:November 17, 2013

    The history of the cameleers is fascinating. I have a particular interest with the history of Karachi and it seems the initial trade link between Karachi and Australia.

    One of those cameleers was DOST MOHAMMAD (DOST MUHAMMAD BELOOCH)/Dost Muhammad Belooch who hailed from Lyari part of Karachi. However I am a little uncertain about his certificate exempting from dictation test (book no 223 and cert no 041). The dates recorded in this certificate are for the years 1918 and 1919 whereas the man is known to have been killed in 1909. I do not understand the discrepancy of those dates. May be someone can explain this. I will be very grateful for any further information on the subject and particularly in context with Karachi and the gentleman I have mentioned here.

  • Roseanne Cummings wrote:October 23, 2013

    Nazmeena Cimmings is Said Mulladad’s daughter
    not his grand-daughter.

    Please post this comment. I have corrected a spelling error.

  • Marie Curtis wrote:October 22, 2013

    I knew a Miss Mahomet (not sure of exact spelling) who lived in Grenfell NSW in the 50′s and 60′s. She was in her 20′s or thereabouts. Her father was known as Sher Mahomet (Mohammed ?) I believe the family had lived in that area for some time. Perhaps this might be of some use ?

  • marisa matteucci wrote:July 31, 2013

    his wife is my grandfathers sister ruby rita stuart, she had sister Barbara and Agness

  • marisa matteucci wrote:July 28, 2013

    my grandfathers name is James wylie stuart from flinders rangers/ coondambo, he had sisters Ruby, Barbara, Agness.
    Peer Mahomet married Ruby, , Barbara married Meer Kahn and Agness married John mahomet, all gools children.. if any one has any further information to share I would be so greatfull,, I currently doing out family tree and missing many links if you would be kind to help.

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