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 Currie Street, later moving to Hindley Street and in 1863 he moved into the wholesale meat trade.

1852 Ballarat and the arrival of Abraham Abrahamsohn

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.