Camels were imported to Australia from the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s. In addition to early explorations like Burke & Wills and major infrastructure of the time such as the overland telegraph, the Ghan Railway, the Trans Australian Railway and the Kalgoorlie Pipeline, camels were used to open up much of the pastoral inland and by prospectors looking for gold until the 1920’s when the motor vehicle and steam trains began to take over.