Trekkers pass through with camels in tow
THE Huskisson family has trekked more than 1500km from Boulia in Western Queensland with 18 wild camels and made it to Mundubbera this week.
The man who made the journey possible was Ashley Huskisson.
“I had a dream six years ago to do this as I saw 60,000 camels got shot in the Northern Territory and it was just heartbreaking,” Mr Huskisson said.
After some planning and further inspiration, Mr Huskisson decided to raise awareness for camels and youth suicide by embarking on a trek with 18 camels.
“We’ve been fortunate to help a couple of kids along the way, they just love the camels and it does have an impact on them,” he said.
A highlight for Mr Huskisson was seeing Aunty Yvonne from Eidsvold ride one of the camels.
“I’ve seen some beautiful cattle and scenery,” Mr Huskisson said.
The next part of the journey will take the Huskissons to Gayndah and Ban Ban Springs in the next few days.
■ Head to centralnorth burnetttimes.com.au for more about the Huskissons.
DREAM TURNED REALITY: Shane Conway and Ashley Huskisson are trekking with 18 camels.