Among the early Muslims were the Afghan camel drivers who migrated to and settled in Australia during the mid to late 19th century. Between 1860 and the 1890s a number of Central Asians came to Australia to work as camel drivers.
Why did Islamic people come to Australia?
From the mid-1880s, Muslim Malays came to north Australia as indentured labourers in the pearl-shelling industry. They, too, formed longstanding relationships with the Indigenous people they met.
What year did the first Muslims migrate to Australia?
Our generation. After World War 2 the largest wave of Muslims came to Australia, increasing the population from 2,704 in 1947 to 22,311 in 1971. In addition, large groups of Muslims from the Middle East migrated to the country – especially families from Lebanon who came as refugees from the Civil war in 1975.
When did Arabs come to Australia?
About ancestry: Arab Most Egyptian immigrants came to Australia in the post‑WWII period, in two waves, from 1947 to 1971 and the late 1980s.
Where is Islam most dominant?
Islam is the majority religion in several subregions: East Asia, South Asia, North Africa, the Sahel, and the Middle East. The diverse Asia-Pacific region contains the highest number of Muslims in the world, easily surpassing the combined Middle East and North Africa.