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Trowel - Albanian Mosque, Shepparton, 1956 Object Reg. No: HT 22914

Metal trowel with worn wooden handle. This trowel was used to lay the foundation stone of Victoria's first Albanian mosque, in Shepparton, 1956. The stone was laid by Myrteza Adem and R. Sherif Islam. The mosque was opened in 1960. The Albanian community in Shepparton is the largest Albanian community in regional Australia. The community still observes religious days and the Albanian national day "Flamur Day" on November 28 of each year.
Trowel with metal diamond-shaped 'head' with right-angled neck to which is attached a rounded wooden handle. There is a round metal disc screwed into end of the handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Albanian Muslim Society, Shepparton, 2008
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: albanian communities, albanian immigration, cultural traditions, religions islam, building construction, mosques, immigration
Themes this item is part of: Quoran - Albanian, 18th century, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Muslim Collections at Museum Victoria
Primary Classification: RELIGIONS
Secondary Classification: Islam
Place & Date Used: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Past Owner: Albanian Muslim Society, Shepparton, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960-2008
References: Kurbet. The continuing journey of Albanians in Victoria, Immigration Museum Community Gallery room brochure, 2007-2008; 3 photographs used in Kurbet and copied in MV collection - including community and architect on site for mosque and laying foundation stone with the trowel, 1956.

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