Johnson’s common-law wife was Esther Abrahams of the First Fleet who was Jewish. Read more in the AJHS Journal
Hobart, Tasmania is established as a penal colony at Sullivan’s Cove, Van Dieman’s Land. Of the orginal 270 convicts, 8 are Jewish.
Jewish convicts arrived from the then failing colony of Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay to Sullivans Cove – now the city of Hobart. Read more in the AJHS Journal
Proposed to Judge-Advocate David Collins to establish a night watch, ‘to be selected among the convicts for the purpose to stem the frequent commission of offences in the settlement’.
First Fleet arrives at Sydney Cove. Of the 751 convicts transported to the fledgling NSW colony, at least 8 were Jews.
Over a thousand people of Jewish descent estimated to have been sent to Australia as convicts during the next 60 years. Read more in the AJHS Journal
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