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The Jewish Faith in Colonial Australia 1788 to 1901

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  • Phillip Blashki, JP, Free Settler "Alice Walton" 1858 (1837 - 1916)
    Blashki (21 February 1837 – 21 October 1916) was a Polish immigrant to Australia who rose to be a successful businessman, magistrate, J.P., holder of many positions of public responsibility and associa...
  • Isaac (Ikey) Solomon (c.1785 - 1850)
    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 notori...
  • 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 dist...
  • Ann “Hannah” Solomon, Convict “Mermaid” 1828 (b. - 1877)
    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...
  • Elias Solomon (1839 - 1909)
    Elias Solomon was born in London, England on 2 September 1839 and came to South Australia with his Jewish family as an infant in 1840 moving shortly afterwards to New South Wales. His father di...

Part of a suite of projects this project forms a section of "Religion in Colonial Australia 1788 to 1901".

New South Wales

Norfolk Island




Western Australia