Intern Shirley Linney reflects on her experience cataloging the personal papers of the late, great Rabbi Israel Porush.
Rachel Skerys – Master of Information Studies – Charles Sturt University Helena Mann’s story and collection demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Holocaust education and remembrance. As a survivor of the Bergen Belsen concentration camp during the Holocaust, Helena’s journey extended far beyond liberation. Her involvement with the Melbourne Jewish Holocaust Centre from its very establishment
Intern Archivist Ava McConnell takes us inside the collection of personal papers of Marcelle Marks, whose research revealed the lives of Jewish farmers across Australia, between the 1850s and the early 2000s. She published the article ‘Jews on the Land: Mutual Farms and Mooringa’, in the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal in 2019; and she contributed to the exhibition ‘The Jewish Agricultural Experience in the Diaspora’, held at Beth Hatefotsoth in 1983.
Gary Luke discusses the resources available in NSW regarding land titles and deed polls.
The Australian Jewish Historical Society’s Journal, June 1943, contained an article contributed by the late Percy J. Marks dealing with the Jewish Press in Australia. In that article, Mr Marks traced the beginning and the development of Jewish publications in Australia. The original paper on that subject was read by him before a meeting of the Jewish Literary and Debating Society of Sydney in 1913.
…tonight to speak of the Jewish Press of Australia. To an outsider, there would seem hardly sufficient scope for an article on this subject, but I think that although I may not be able to do full justice to the paper, my hearers will be convinced that this subject is really one, if not the chief, source, of the annals of Jewry. The future historian will be largely indebted for his facts to the records of the newspapers, and a careful search through the Jewish Press both of England and Australia will give information that is not otherwise obtainable
SEVENTY FIVE YEARS – The History of a Jewish Newspaper A MONOGRAPH BY SUZANNE RUTLANDORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY AJHS IN 1970 For those interested in successive writings on the Australian Jewish press, Suzanne Rutland’s Seventy Five Years – The History of a Jewish Newspaper was published by the Society in 1970. In the words of Rabbi
Zali Harris engaged in a remote internship with the AJHS from August to November of 2022, as she studied for her Honours degree in History.