Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

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The origins of Australia’s Jewish community date back to the beginnings of European settlement in 1788. Although Jews have never comprised more than 0.4% of the total population of Australia, they had a changeable and sometimes ambivalent significance in the complex Australian narrative of “race” and “nation.” From the middle of the 19th cent…

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Dreyfus, Kay and Stratton, Jon, “Melbourne”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0531>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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