Taj and the Great Camel Trek
Beltana, South Australia, 1875: Twelve-year-old Taj and his camel Mustara are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. They are joining explorer Ernest Giles on his second attempt to cross the Australian desert where wild dogs, scorpions, poisonous snakes and a constant shortage of water mean they are never far from disaster. As if things weren't tough enough, Taj, raised in the ways of the Afghan people, is struggling to find his place in this new and exciting land. Taj and the Great Camel Trek is an inspirational and gripping adventure and a tribute to the Afghan camel drivers who helped explore Australia.
Rosanne Hawke's books include Marrying Ameera, The Keeper, Soraya, the Storyteller and Mustara.