Monday, August 24, 2009

Camels in Australia? You Bet!


Camels, near Alice Springs, NT:

On the other side of the gap, we visited a camel farm. There were no roads or rails coming inland for much of the Centre’s history, and horses were not really suited to desert travel, so camels—one-humped dromedaries from India—were imported during the 1800s to help conquer the sand and dryness of this part of Australia

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Cynthia Clampitt