Sunshine Mosque

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Sunshine Mosque
Sunshine Mosque.jpg
Basic information
Location Sunshine, Victoria (Melbourne)
 Australia
Affiliation Islam
Website http://sunshinemosque.com.au/
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman
Completed 1992
Construction cost $2,500,000
Specifications
Dome(s) 17
Minaret(s) 1

The Cyprus Turkish Islamic Community of Victoria, more commonly known as the Sunshine Mosque, is an Ottoman/Turkish-style mosque in Sunshine, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The Mosque contains 17 domes, a minaret, and a courtyard.[1]

History[edit]

In 1985, the Turkish Cypriot community in Melbourne saw the potential to build a mosque on a vacant block on Ballarat Road in Sunshine, Melbourne.[2] Three members of the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Society offered their homes as guarantors to the Bank and became the proprietors of the lot for $191,000.[2] Construction of the Turkish Cypriot Mosque began in 1992. The Mosque was designed to mirror the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] According to a recent calculation by the committee of the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Society, the total expenditure of the Mosque exceeds $2,500,000.[3]

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References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hüssein, Serkan (2007), Yesterday & Today: Turkish Cypriots of Australia, Serkan Hussein, ISBN 0-646-47783-8 .

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Coordinates: 37°46′19″S 144°48′04″E / 37.771833°S 144.801159°E / -37.771833; 144.801159