Janeen Brian and I had a fabulous time at the Port Augusta Library where Taj and the Great Camel Trek was launched on the very day that Ernest Giles' expedition set off to trek across the desert on 23 May. Caritas College choir sang beautiful desert songs and Janeen gave a dramatic and entertaining speech to launch the book. Unfortunately the camels couldn't come due to the rain.
Zellica Hassan and her family are direct descendants of early cameleers and they came to the launch.
Janeen and Rosanne and a pet camel.
Makayla and Amelia Penner came to the launch all the way from Kadina.
Celia and John Manning came all the way from Southern Yorke Peninsula.