Friday, 24 August 2007

Auburn Gallioli Mosque

Auburn is the centre of Sydney's Turkish community. The Gallipoli Mosque was largely built and funded by the Turkish community; about 50% of the worshippers there are of Turkish background.

Omer Kirazoglu is the architect of the mosque, which is designed in the Classical Ottoman Style of Architecture characterised by a central dome and minarets. The builder for the mosque was Ahmet Asim who donated much of his time. The name of the mosque - Auburn Gallipoli Mosque - reflects the shared legacy of the Australian society and the main community behind the construction of the mosque, Australian Turkish Muslim Community.


  1. Sally, This is an impressive building. Thanks for the explanation on the title. In our troubled world, it is good to hear about cooperative efforts.

  2. Sally, great picture!
    Loved to see Sydney from the air again. It proves my assertion that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
    Amazing that public/private partnership fot the train station at the airport...

    I’m taking a holiday in Greece, provided the fires allow me to, so won't be able to post and comment till mid-September. I'll miss your posts and comments. Meanwhile I leave you in Bali at Blogtrotter. Enjoy!

  3. I love the architecture here; it is simply stunning.

  4. the real beauty is the interior of the mosque. shame you didnt go inside

  5. Hi Ibrahim - I did go inside! During the Open Day. I agree it is lovely, but my photos weren't so good!