Afghan Mosque

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The mosque is situated on the site of the former ‘camel camp’ where Afghan and Indian camel drivers loaded and unloaded their camel teams, from the earliest days of Broken Hill. It was constructed around 1891 as a place of worship for the followers of the Prophet Mohammed and is the only surviving mosque in Australia which was built by early cameleers.

The mosque’s alcove points toward Mecca, and prayer rugs have been left by worshippers in appreciation of the mosque.

In 1968 the Broken Hill Historical Society renovated the building in recognition of a unique, but important phase in the development of transport in the West Darling District of New South Wales.

Please note: Tours by appointment only. Call Bob Shamroze on 0400 184 260. Gold coin donation.

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Aboriginal Culture History & Heritage

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