this comprehensive book tracks the presence of camels in Australia, from the vital role they played, along with Afghan cameleers, in the early exploration and development of Central Australia, through to their continued use today in the tourism and export industries, and their important role in the natural environment. Read abundant fascinating facts about the extraordinary workings of a camel's body and its survival techiques. Learn about the Afghan cameleers, where they actually came from, and how they contributed to Australia's progress as a nation. Find out how the Overland telegraph Line, the Rabbit-Proof Fence, the Canning Stock Route and the trans-Australian Railway were all built with camel power! Read amazing true camel stories and trivia. Consider the future of camels in Australia - the problems and the debates: Are they a pest or a resource in today's society?