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Author McKnight, Tom L. (Tom Lee), 1928-2004.

Title The camel in Australia / Tom L. McKnight
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1969


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 W'PONDS  636.2950994 Mck/Cia  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 154 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- Aspects of camel biology -- The introduction of camels to Australia -- Dispersal and rise in importance -- Replacement and decline -- contemporary camels -- Overview
Summary First part of survey of feral livestock in Australia; p.90-91; Notes gradual use of Aborigines as temporary replacements for Afghan drivers, growth of Aboriginal use of camels for personal transport; p.98-102; Details of Aboriginal use of camels, ease of handling, tourist industry, area of distribution shown in map (Alice Springs - Oodnadatta - Musgrave Park - Mount Doreen), list of localities in table
Analysis Animal introduction - Australia
Camels - Australia
Notes Bibliography: p.143 - 148
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 143-148
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Animal introduction -- Australia.
Camels -- Australia -- History.
Camels -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Camels -- Australia.
Camels -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Overland Telegraph Line (N.T. and S.A.) -- History.
Zoology -- Australia.
LC no. 73446864
ISBN 0522839363