Trekkers pass through with camels in tow

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

DREAM TURNED RE­AL­ITY: Shane Con­way and Ash­ley Huskisson are trekking with 18 camels.

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