'My great-grandfather was a cameleer who married an Aboriginal woman'
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Recently, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, representatives of two cultures came together to share a meal and cement ties that stretch back hundreds of years.
The inaugural First Nations Iftar dinner was attended by members of the local Islamic and Indigenous communities.
The first interaction between Muslims and Aboriginal people, believed to have occurred with the arrival of Makassan traders in the 1700s, is not particularly well-known nor celebrated today.
But it holds particular significance for Melbourne GP Dr Umber Rind, one of the