Genealogy Projects tagged with New Zealand Jewish Community on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jews in New Zealand

    As early as the 1820s, Jewish traders were among the shifting group of whalers, whaling crews, mariners, and missionaries who explored New Zealand. Three Jews came in the first 700 colonists to settle at Port Nicholson. By 1848 there were 61 Jews in the colony. Ten years later there were 188, mostly in Auckland. Joel Samuel Polack , an Anglo-Jew, wrote two widely read books on his 1831 ...