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From the series 'The alien in our midst', based on photographs taken in northern SA (around Maree-Lake Eyre) in 2011, and the history of the Afghan cameleers who were pioneers in this area. The text reads:

“Within the high tin walls of the Afghan camps in all towns of the north line, white women are living, the only ones in Australia who have blended to any extent with the alien in our midst. Renouncing the association of the women of their own race, they have forsaken their own religion for the teachings of the Prophet and the life of the cities for the desert trail. Several of these have made the pilgrimage to Mecca.” Ernestine Hil, 1933.

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Taken in December 2011