Ruth Lillian OAM

Maximilian Hirsch – Politicial Idealist, Free Trade evangelist

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Maximilian Hirsch leading light in the colony’s free-trade movement First published in J-Wire January 10, 2023 Maximilion Hirsch was born in Cologne, in the German state of Prussia, on 21 September 1852. He was educated at the local primary and secondary school but it appears that was the end of his …

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Rosa Smith – On A Mission To Help Others

Rosa Smith nee Enriques was born in Jamaica, the descendant of Sephardi Pirates. She worked tirelessly for the Fremantle community, founding The Sailors’ Rest, an organisation designed to provide opportunities for seamen to spend their leisure hours in comfortable and inviting surroundings.

Louis Pulver – Heaven-born instructor of youth

Louis Pulver was a musical stalwart of the community, acting as choirmaster and master of ceremonies. He occasionally gave sermons when the Chief Rabbi – Rev Alexander Davis – was away. Sabbath afternoon services for children were a highlight with children gathering from the local community.