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Bobby Shamroze, Cameleer Descendant and Caretaker of Broken Hill Mosque

Bobby Shamroze’s father was Shamroze Khan, an “Afghan” cameleer and one of the thousands of cameleers from what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, who assisted early explorers to map the Australian desert and establish communication between Australia and England with the Overland Telegraph line. Bobby is the caretaker of the Broken Hill Mosque. Officially established in 1891, it is the oldest standing mosque in Australia.

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