over 17,000 kilometers around Australia—with camels! Focus is
on environmental and cultural awareness. Relevant links
include "Dromedary Digest", a monthly e-newsletter providing
progress updates and even profiles of the camels.
Teletext CAMELL (Circumnavigating
Australia Motivating Environmentalists at Local
Levels) is an exciting, IT-oriented expedition
attempting the first-ever circumnavigation of
Australia by camel. Incorporated into this
objective is an on-line educational project for
schoolchildren, focusing on the environment and
expedition covers the continent of Australia.
Its objectives are to reach the four extremities
of the Australian mainland—Byron Bay
(easternmost), Wilson's Promontory
(southernmost), Steep's Point (westernmost), and
Cape York (northernmost)—then return to Byron
Bay to complete the circumnavigation. It has
never been achieved before with camels.
project commenced in December of 1996 and is
anticipated to be completed in mid 2001.