Islamic Society of Holland Park

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Name: Islamic Society of Holland Park

Group: Cultural Community of Education

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1908-Current

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The Holland Park site is the first formal mosque in Queensland in the late 1880s. It was started by Muslims of Afghan and Indian origin who settled in the Mt Gravatt-Holland Park area; a number migrating from Cloncurry as former Cameleers. The Mosque, originally a wooden Queenslander (a tin shed was used prior, in Cloncurry) opened in 1908.

Impact on Brisbane Society

The Mosque was a community focal point for seasonal Indian workers, Muslim hawkers, and important dignitaries who wished to participate in prayers, festivals, and connect with people of their own culture and language. The mosque is the oldest established continuous mosque in Australia.


Ally, Mustafa. A 100 Years of History: Holland Park Mosque 1908-2008, Mustafa Ally, Eight Mile Plains, 2008.

Janeth Deen. The suburban Brisbane Holland Park Mosque has a rich history reaching back to the 1880s, explains Holland Park Mosque Museum Curator. 2 Nov 2017 - 11:59 AM. “More on The Mosque Next Door”. SBS Website.

Further research is underway.

Image Citations

The Holland Park Mosque []

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