Today we meet Marcus Williams. As a 15 year old, Marcus left inner city Fitroy looking for adventure. We travel with him to Broome in the early 1980s where a chance encounter shaped the direction of his life.

Camels got under his skin.

We follow Marcus as he finds a mentor, learns about caring for camels in one of the first tourist businesses in Broome and experiences another side of life in the pearl industry, and discover what then drew him to Central Australia.

This is the first of a two-part Centralian Yarn, and we hope you enjoy it!

Broadcast: Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM

and streaming live on on the world wide web!

Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm

Producer:   Joy Taylor

More Information

A brief history of camels in Australia

A history of the Afghan Cameleers

Feral Camel Management Project

Pyndan Camel Tracks

A brief history of Broome