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Auburn Gallipoli Mosque


History


The mosque's name invokes the legacy of the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I, which played a pivotal role in the history of both Australia and the Republic of Turkey. According to mosque officials, the name is meant to signify "the shared legacy of the Australian society and the main community behind the construction of the mosque, the Australian Turkish Muslim Community."[1] The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is based on the design of the Marmara University Faculty of Theology mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.[3]

The first mosque on the present mosque site was opened for worship on 3 November 1979. It was a house with internal walls removed to generate open space. The construction of the present mosque structure began in 1986. Its construction and external finishes were completed and officially opened on 28 November 1999, twenty years after the first opening.

On the 10th of December 2005, during an official visit to Australia, Turkish President Erdogan, who was prime Minister at the time, attended the Friday sermon and prayerd among worshippers.

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References


1.    Jump up to:a b c d "History of the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque". Auburn Gallipoli Mosque. Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2012.

2.    ^ Tovey, Josephine (24 April 2010). "Turkish mosque joins honour roll of Australian heritage buildings". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2011.

3.    ^ "Auburn Gallipoli Mosque". Initiative NSW. National Trust of Australia. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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Location

Auburn (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia

Architect Name

Leyla Baydar Guven

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History

The mosque's name invokes the legacy of the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I, which played a pivotal role in the history of both Australia and the Republic of Turkey. According to mosque officials, the name is meant to signify "the shared legacy of the Australian society and the main community behind the construction of the mosque, the Australian Turkish Muslim Community."[1] The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is based on the design of the Marmara University Faculty of Theology mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.[3]

The first mosque on the present mosque site was opened for worship on 3 November 1979. It was a house with internal walls removed to generate open space. The construction of the present mosque structure began in 1986. Its construction and external finishes were completed and officially opened on 28 November 1999, twenty years after the first opening.

On the 10th of December 2005, during an official visit to Australia, Turkish President Erdogan, who was prime Minister at the time, attended the Friday sermon and prayerd among worshippers.

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