Welcomed by Jewish community leaders.
Melbourne plastic surgeon Graeme Southwick present, helped save lives.
Also made Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1974. Also knighted by the Pope
13 per cent of the Jewish community enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces, compared to 9.2 per cent of the general population.
Earlier Manastra Flatow, another German Jew, was one of those arrested in connection with the burning of the Eureka Hotel.
One of the venture’s backers is Sir Moses Montefiore.
Levey trusted Peel as he was 2nd cousin of British P.M., Sir Robert Peel, and that Peel deigned to become the partner of a Jewish former convict. Levey paid dearly for this misjudgment.
Jewish convicts arrived from the then failing colony of Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay to Sullivans Cove – now the city of Hobart.