Black and white digital photograph of the Qemal family in Shepparton, 1968. Family members as follows: (front row L-R): Salie (girl), Reshat (boy); (back row L-R): Hetem, Myslim, Ismail.

The Qemal family are Albanian Muslims who settled in Shepparton. Sadet, originally from Macedonia, migrated to Australia in the 1950s. Hatem, originally from Albania, came to Australia in the 1930s. Sadet was a housewife and Hetem was a farmer. Their daughter, Salie, was born in Shepparton. The Qemal family have extended family in Shepparton and manage a farm.

Description of Content

Three men, one girl and a boy staniding together outdoors.

Physical Description

Black and white digital photograph.


Statement of Historical Significance:
Muslims in Australia are an under represented cohort in both the museum's collections and Australian history more broadly. As an-ever growing faith in Australia, it is important to trace the migration and settlement of Muslim Australians across time in order to help provide a historical, social and cultural context for Muslim Australians today. This collection is the key outcome for the collaboration between the Museum and Dr Dzavid Haveric, MV research associate, who has published a seminal history of Muslims in Australia. This collection is the result of his research and community interviews.

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