prince_alana_John Rushton_1897

John Rushton, Clerk of the Courts with Afghan Camel Team owner c.1897
Photographer unknown. Courtesy P. Rushton, J.R. Rushton album

Prince Alana owner of hundreds of camels transported goods by camel train within the Esperance – Norseman area in 1897.

‘It is said that the Prince rode an almost white camel, which was richly dressed in brightly coloured saddle-cloths and wore many strings of coloured beads around his neck. Its gorgeous apparel was second only to that of his Master, whose brightly embroidered velvet and silk vestments and flowing white turban sash took the breath away as he rode out of town at the head of the camel train.” Unknown



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