Adelaide Mosque Reconstruction of Two Western Minarets: significance of site

The Adelaide Mosque is one of the few remnants of Afghan immigration to South Australia, which first occurred in the 1860s. This followed the importation of camels and their handlers to provide outback transportation and carry heavy materials for exploration. The present building was constructed in 1888-1889 and was funded by the life savings of the Afghan camel drivers.

The masonry minarets were added by 1903; they are a significant and iconic heritage element of the Mosque and highly visible in the area.