Jewish Settlers in Australia [Social Science Monograph No.23]
1964 · Sydney
by Price, Charles A.
Sydney: The Australian National University, 1964. Reprint. Softcover. g. Octavo. , 56pp (text), pp (statistical appendixes). Original printed wrappers. Interesting monograph on Jewish settlers in Australia. At least six Jewish convicts who arrived at Botany Bay, New South Wales, in 1788 were later among the first settlers, including John Harris who, when freed, became the first policeman in Australia. The first minyan, and burial society date from 1817 and the 1828 census records about 100 Jews in New South Wales and 50 in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). In the 1830s Jews arrived in increasing numbers, mainly from England, and by 1841 Jews had also settled in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, bringing the total in the continent to 1,183 (0.57% of the whole population). There were several waves of immigration - in the 1850s due to the prosperity following the discovery of gold; from 1891 to 1911 an influx of eastern European Jews fleeing from pogroms; in the 1930s German refugees; and in the post-World War II period the displaced persons who survived the Holocaust in Europe. Moderate rubbing, sunning and creasing on wrappers. Upper front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Ex-library stamp on inside of front cover. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good to good+ condition. (Inventory #: 34648)