Astonishing story of Australian camels. Why thousands of them are shot dead routinely
The year was 1606. Europe by now had established itself as the leader in the ‘age of discovery’. Undertaking long overseas expeditions to ‘discover’ unvisited distant lands had gained currency by then. India was already ‘discovered’ via sea route, so were Africa, North and South Americas. It was in this backdrop that Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon made landfall in Australia on February 26, 1606 and became the first European to reach the continent.