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 Currie Street, later moving to Hindley Street and in 1863 he moved into the wholesale meat trade.
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 one of the very few Australian towns ever to be named for a Jewish family.
From Australia’s Jewish Past: The Moses family of Van Diemen’s Land First published in J-Wire August 24, 2021 Samuel Jacob Moses (born 1807) and his wife, Rosetta Blanche Moses (born 1820), arrived in Sydney from London in early November 1840. Within a couple of months, they sailed to Hobart with their three children, arriving there …
The story of a very talented German who ventured to Australia via the US, having practiced as a traveling mohel for the San Francisco Jewish community and occasional baked matzoh. On hearing about the discovery of gold in Victoria, he packed his bags, booked his passage to Sydney and treked overland to the Victorian goldfields.