1894 Rosh Hashanah in Coolgardie

Possibly one of the most unique High Holiday services ever held in Australia took place in 1894 in Coolgardie WA for Rosh Hashana. The services ...
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Gabriel Bennett – Meat Magnate

Gabriel Bennet was born in London in December 1817. He emigrated to Australia in 1853, settling in Adelaide. Bennet first opened a butcher’s shop in ...
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Ida Cohen – a legend of Tamworth

Ida Cohen was renowned for her commitment to a wide range of charitable and community causes in Tamworth right up until her final years. Not ...
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Where on earth is Blumbergville?

Blumbergville no longer exists by that name, but when the small village in the Scenic Rim Region of Queensland, was established in 1885, it was ...
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Abraham Tobias Boas – Rabbi and Community Leader

South Australian Rabbi Abraham Tobias Boas (1842-1923) was born into a family of distinguished Jewish scholars and ministers who had fled from Poland to Holland ...
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Gertrud Bodenwieser – Trailblazing Dancer

Gertrude Bodenwieser revolutionised the modern dance scene in Australia. Fleeing the horrors of the Nazi assault on Europe, she made Australia her home in 1939 ...
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