Posted on July 13, 2008
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13 responses to “Movie: “Son of a Lion” by Benjamin Gilmour”

  1. H. Abbasi says:

    Seems like a great effort. My thanks to Benjamin for this effort. And congratulations.

  2. Junaid says:

    @Sceptic

    Sorry to correct you but “Punjabis from northern Punjab (Pothowar and Jehlum)” don’t ride camels.

    For more up to date information documented by the Australian gov, one can visit

    http://uncommonlives.naa.gov.au/contents.asp?sID=2 9

    to read more on the arrivals from India (and verify the myth which you are pointing out.)

    Kind Regards

    Junaid

  3. Sceptic says:

    Ghan is a misnormer as the so-called Aghans were predominently Punjabis from northern Punjab (Pothowar and Jehlum). Famous western Australian writer Haneefa Deen, for example, traces her route to that area. “Afghans of Australia”, a highly informative research on the subject also exposes this myth. Winifred Steggler’s story is also worth reading where she ends up in a village near Lahore with her husband. There is an Australia mosque in Lahore build pre-partition by an Australia-returned Punjabi “Afghan” in 1930s.

    A few months back there was an interesting exhibition on the Australian cameleers in Canberra and other cities and it was clear from travel documents at display that the majority of the “Afghans” originated from the present day Pakistani Punjab, although there were good number of Pathans and Baluch among them.