‘The Afghan Problem’ and their camels

‘The Afghan Problem’ and their camels

Afghans are now looked upon somewhat romantically but in the 1890s gold rush they were a constant problem for almost everyone.

by I Murray, P Bianchi, M. Bloomfield and P J Bridge

This collection of articles shows the antagonism of the bush against their dirty habits, polluting water, monopolisation of water points, undercutting transport rates and minimal cooperation with others.

Countering this were the importance of vast transport structures built up by Tagh and Faiz Mahomet which kept costs down and had timely delivery schedules; whilst fighting the profiteering of the likes of I. J. K. Cohn.

ISBN 978 0 85905 462 1 (Carlisle, Hesperian Press, 2008), A4, 160 pages, illustrated, soft cover, indexed.

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