Roy Levy was born in 1906 in Sydney. His sporting career took off between 1924 and 1928 when he played cricket and baseball for the Waverley Club in Sydney. In cricket, he was a left-handed batsman, and in baseball, he was a right-handed medium-pace bowler.
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From Australia’s Jewish Past: Samuel Burmister SPORTSMAN & SIDESHOW STRONGMAN First published in J-Wire February 24, 2022 Samuel (Sam) Burmister, was born in Estonia in 1897 and participated in the 1912 Olympics for Russia as a wrestler With the situation in Russia worsening for Jews, he set off on a world tour ending up in …
The son of a Jewish tailor, Albert Aaron Rosenfeld, known as ‘’Rozzy’’, was born on 28 July 1885. He pioneered Australian Rugby League, as a foundation player in the New South Wales Rugby Football League.
Born in South Africa in 1907, Myer Rosenblum migrated to Australia with his family in 1914. He was an all-round sportsman, with a passion for rugby. He was part of the momentous Wallabies tour to the Northern Hemisphere in 1927 and in 1928.
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.