Saturday, 10 May 2014
Marree was once named Herrgott Springs
Marree (originally called Herrgott springs) with a population 60 is a small town 685 km North of Adelaide at the junction of the Oodnadatta Track and the Birdsville Track.
The town was home to Australia's first mosque, which was made of mud brick and built by the Afghan cameleers employed at Marree's inception.
At one time the town was divided in two, with Europeans on one side and Afghans and Aborigines on the other. The sign reads,
"This is a memorial park
Dedicated to the memory of the
Pioneering muslim cameleers and families of
Hergott Springs (Marree)"
Marree était une fois nommé Herrgott Springs