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

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  • Isaac (Ikey) Solomon (c.1785 - 1850)
    More than any other convict of Jewish origins, Isaac 'Ikey' Solomon (also known as Solomons) remains prominent in the public imagination. Ikey Solomon is believed to have been the inspiration for the...
  • Ann (Hannah) Solomon, Convict "Mermaid" 1830 (deceased)
    Ann Solomon was sentenced to transportation for fourteen years. She had two grown-up sons, John and Moses, two younger sons aged 9 and 3, and two daughters aged 7 and 5. Ann was transported in the sh...
  • 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".