A Bit of Perth

Perth Mosque, 427-429 William Street (cnr William and Robinson streets).

Designed and built by Din Mohammed in 1904, with funds raised by Muslim camel drivers who were originally from Pakistan.

These men drove the camel teams which carried supplies from Perth to the Goldfields.

Sadly, recent events have forced the congregation to erect a high fence around the mosque. I can remember just a decade ago when what is now a brick wall was a green hedge.

I was lucky enough to take these images at a time when the building next door had been demolished and its replacement not yet built. This unique view of the Perth Mosque will forever place the timing of the image.

If you have missed earlier “Bits of Perth” and would like to catch up,

there is an index here.

3 responses to “A Bit of Perth

  1. At least the new wall gives the local taggers something to do.

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  2. It likely has more exposure out front, too.

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