Afghan Mosque

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.

Nearby events

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    Saturday 22 September 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition is a collection of illustrations by cartoon artist Robert Groves. He drew inspiration from his 30 years of working in the mines. Robert Groves is well known for his wit and used his skills to draw hilarious safety posters th…

    22 Sep - 12 Oct
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 13 October 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

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    Friday 30 November 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Broken Hill

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