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Elder, Thomas (1818 - 1897)

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Business executive, Pastoralist and Public benefactor
Born: 5 August 1818  Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.  Died: 6 March 1897  Mount Lofty, South Australia, Australia.
(Sir) Thomas Elder imported and bred camels to use as transport in outback Australia. A hundred of them were used in building the overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin in 1872 and he also lent camels and drivers to expeditions of discovery.
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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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