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14-May-2015
14-May-2015

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Mareeba & District Memorial Mosque erected by the Albanian Australian Moslem Society is dedicated to those who gave their lives in defence of Australia and in appreciation of all who served. 

Islamic Albanians first began arriving in the Mareeba area in the 1930s, working in the cane fields around Cairns and later in the tobacco industry. In 1952 they began worshipping in a house specially purchased for that purpose. The extant mosque was constructed in 1970 and has been the home of Islamic worship in Mareeba and the surrounding area since. 

Location

Address:Walsh & Lloyd Streets, Mareeba , 4880
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.989181
Long: 145.422881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1970
Front Inscription

MAREEBA AND DISTRICT MEMORIAL MOSQUE

Erected by the Albanian Australian Moslem Society. 

This house of God is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the defence of Australia and in appreciation of all who served.
"Lest We Forget"
25th April, 1970

Source: MA
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