Holland Park Mosque centenary publication donated to the John Oxley Library
A recent blog post mentioned the pending launch of a book, 100 years of history: the Holland Park mosque 1908-2008.
Simon Farley from the State Library’s Heritage Collections was a guest at the mosque fair’s official lunch function and was presented with a copy of the publication for the John Oxley Library's collections.
The book by Mustafa A. Ally, co-written by Janeth Deen, includes photographs dating from the 1950s, showing the Islamic community of Holland Park. As mentioned in our previous blog post, some of these images were located by Janeth in the John Oxley Library's collection.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd states the following in his letter printed in the forward of this landmark publication, “...as the oldest mosque in Queensland, the centenary of Holland Park Mosque is an important event in the life of Australia’s Muslim Community and an occasion for celebration and spiritual renewal.”
Congratulations on this significant milestone.