Black and white photograph of Adelaide Mosque, 1950. This is one of the oldest mosques in Australia built by the early Afghan cameleers in the 1880s. It had four minarets, courtyard with a fountain, gate and a cottage with a library nearby. Visible is a Muslim flag with a crescent and star.

Description of Content

Old mosque with a Muslim flag.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph on paper


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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