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Khan Zada (1869–1941)

Advice was received yesterday of the death in Adelaide of Khan Zada, a well-known resident of Broken Hill. He came to Australia from his native country, Afghanistan, when only a young man, and like many others of his nationality engaged in transport throughout the back country with camels. Those were the days when camel trains were a common sight in the back country and the headquarters of the teamsters in North Broken Hill was a busy place. Khan Zada went to Adelaide only recently.

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Alternative Names
  • Galloping Ghan

Karachi, Pakistan


18 November, 1941 (aged ~ 72)
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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