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Rheuben - Marks - Solomon(s) families in early Australia (1800's)

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  • Abraham Amos Rheuben (1810 - 1876)
    Apparently was a convict, stole a sovereign, then was sent on the Bengal Merchant ship to tasmania. Abraham Rheuben (1810-1876) was an Alderman of Hobart Town, 1860s. He was a member of a small but d...

Early Jewish families in Australia's history, whose descendants remain Jewish today.

Some of them were Tasmanian convicts, eg Abraham Rheuben (spelled Reuben in Australian convict records). There is a large study on to delve into the lives of these particular convicts at:

One of the infamous characters in this set of people was Isaac Solomon(s), aka Ikey Solomon, aka Faigin, from "Oliver Twist".