Sunshine Mosque

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Sunshine Mosque
Sunshine Mosque.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusMosque
OwnershipCyprus Turkish Islamic Community of Victoria
StatusActive
Location
LocationSunshine, (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia
Geographic coordinates37°46′19″S 144°48′04″E / 37.771833°S 144.801159°E / -37.771833; 144.801159Coordinates: 37°46′19″S 144°48′04″E / 37.771833°S 144.801159°E / -37.771833; 144.801159
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman architecture
Completed1992
Construction costA$2,500,000
Specifications
Dome(s)17
Minaret(s)1
Website
sunshinemosque.com.au

The Sunshine Mosque is an Ottoman/Turkish-style mosque located in Sunshine, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The mosque contains 17 domes, a minaret, and a courtyard.[1](p295) The mosque is owned by the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Community of Victoria.

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.[1](p294) Three members of the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Society offered their homes as guarantors to the Bank and became the owners of the lot for $191,000.[1](p294) Construction of the Turkish Cypriot Mosque began in 1992. The Mosque was designed to mirror the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.[1](p295) According to a recent[when?] calculation by the committee of the Cyprus Turkish Islamic Society, the total expenditure of the Mosque exceeded $2,500,000.[1](p296)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hüssein, Serkan (2007), Yesterday & Today: Turkish Cypriots of Australia, Serkan Hussein, ISBN 0-646-47783-8

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