Mona has featured on the Afghan Cameleers section of this site. She is the daughter of an Afghan Muslim camel driver who became a hawker and married an Aboriginal girl from West Australia. Mona’s parents were persecuted by the WA government and had to flee to South Australia to legally wed and Mona grew up in a small town on the Murray River called Renmark. In later years she has become a key member of the Afghan Cameleers Descendants Association of SA and regularly promotes awareness about the Afghan cameleers. She identifies as a Muslim, although she has lost some connection with the teachings and practices over the years.