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A juvenile camel rides atop an adult camel, as a dog rests in their shade : Western Australia December, 1916. Photograph by C.P. Scott / Peter Drew
Bib ID 7295517
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Drew, Peter, 1983- creator
 
Description [Adelaide] : [Peter Drew Arts], 2016 
©2016 
1 poster : colour ; 93 x 62 cm 
Summary

Poster featuring an adult camel with a young camel calf secured on her back. Title in black lettering. On brown craft paper.

Biography/History

Muslim cameleers, known as 'Afghans', and their camels, came to Australia between the 1860s and the 1930s. They became an integral part of the exploration and transportation systems in arid Australia. Many camels were released into the wild when they were replaced by motorised transport in the early 20th century, resulting in a fast-growing feral population.

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Caption title.

National Library of Australia's copy signed by the artist on the reverse.

Subjects Camels -- Western Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
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