16 April 2020 - 17 July 2020
‘Boundless Plains’ unearths the fascinating legacy of Australia’s Islamic history and the impact it has had on contemporary Australia.
In 2011 at the Museum’s inception, Founder, Moustafa Fahour OAM; along with General Manager, Ashraf Naim; Documentarian, Jehad Dabab; and award-winning Photographer, Peter Gould, journeyed to key destinations along the timeline of Australia’s Muslim connection. From the Deep-North’s Indigenous records of early Makassan visitors, to central cameleer townships, the men traversed trade routes of the 1800s, visited Australia’s first mosques, and discovered the economic and civil exploits of a wealth of 20th century migrants.
‘Boundless Plains’ presents a photographic record of their passage, explicating the story of Islam’s extensive historical impact in Australia, while showcasing the heritage and diversity of Australian Muslims amongst the country’s magnificent landscapes.