Taj Mohammed’s turban and shoes

Djamal driver

Afghan, Indian and Pakistani cameleers assisted in the exploration and expansion of pastoralism and mining in Western Australia. This turban and leather shoes belonged to Taj Mohammed, a citizen of Coolgardie, who originally came from the Punjab. They were donated by A.M. Dean, President of the Islamic Society of W.A.

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Coolgardie Visitors Centre & Goldfields Exhibition Museum

A local collection housed in the historic old Courthouse or Gold fever, old geezers, heroes and bold pieces.

From a tent town to bricks and mortar, the old Coolgardie Courthouse unpacks the history of the 1890's gold fever and is a treasure trove of items from local collectors. Learn about Coolgardie’s...


62 Bayley St
Coolgardie WA 6429

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