- The relationship between Muslim and Indigenous Australians is a bond that actually goes back hundreds of years.
Over the years, Muslim cameleers lived side-by-side with Aboriginal people. The cameleers traded sugar, tea, clothing and metal tools with them. Many became friends and some even got married.
- Today, there are more than a thousand Indigenous Australian Muslims living around the country.
- Back in the 1800s, European settlers wanted to explore the middle of Australia but they soon realised their horses wouldn’t quite fulfil the requirements. So, they turned to the experts of desert exploration, camels.
- In the 1930s the 4 wheel drive car made desert travel a lot easier. The camels lost their jobs as a type of transport in the desert, then they grew in number and became feral.
- Why did the Europeans explore for so long?