While researching a totally different story, I stumbled on an account of a
traveller in Cornwall who said that an area was known for the breeding of
mules for the mines, where they were used for the carrying of ore. Very
sorry not to have made notes and am off to Oz today. Hope that I have given
enought clues for a Google search.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Bell" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: More pack animals!
> The topic of feral camels in the Australian outback is far behind us, but
> I couldn't resist sharing this news story:
> Peter Bell
> On 14/07/2009, at 4:16 AM, Roger Hutchins wrote:
>> I take back the remark about camels and elephants. I have just
>> remembered that camels were taken to Australia as pack animals, and
>> still roam wild in some places.Were the camels used in mining
>> operations? I am sure that some one out there knows.