Taj and the Great Camel Trek will be released in May 2011 to coincide with Ernest Giles' expedition setting out from Beltana in May 1875.
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, gripping adventure and a tribute to the Afghan camel drivers who helped explore Australia.