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Safe Haven: Records of the Jewish Experience in Australia


Appendix 2: Select bibliography

In a recent address to members of the Melbourne Jewish community, the celebrated Australian historian Professor Geoffrey Blainey noted that 'it is a reflection of the intense interest in Jewish history that in the last half century a larger number of general works of substance seems to have been written in Australia about Jews than about Methodists, a denomination which in Australia usually held some 25 times as many adherents'.88 Certainly original research and scholarship in many areas of Australian Jewish history has exploded in the past two decades or so.

For readers keen to explore the field in depth, there can be no better starting point than the comprehensive Bibliography of Australian Judaica, 2nd edition, (Mandelbaum Trust, Sydney, 1991) compiled by Serge Liberman and edited by Laura Gallou. Used in conjunction with Marianne Dacy's Periodical Publications from the Australian Jewish Community: A Union List (Archive of Australian Judaica, Sydney, 1986), which lists holdings of all available Australian Jewish serials, the bibliography provides researchers with an exhaustive listing of published material on all aspects of Jewish life in this country, including sections on genealogy, the press, demography, history, Jewish visitors, World Wars I and II, Zionism, and so on. It should be stressed, however, that a substantial body of new material has appeared since the last edition of the bibliography (the AJHS alone publishes two book-length editions of its journal every year, for instance), and there seems to be no decline in production.

The listing below is confined to books and articles (no unpublished post-graduate theses have been included), and is a general summary of publications in the area, ranging from general introductory booklets through communal histories to scholarly examinations of specific issues or topics. In selecting titles for inclusion, the emphasis has been on listing works which expand or illuminate the particular themes explored by this guide.

Andgel, AnneFifty Years of Caring: The History of the Australian Jewish Welfare Society 1936–1986, Australian Jewish Welfare Society and Australian Jewish Historical Society, Sydney, 1988
Apple, RaymondMaking Australian Society: The Jews, Nelson, Sydney, 1981

'Isaacs and Monash: the Jewish connection', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 11, no. 6, 1993

'Francis Lyon Cohen: the passionate patriot', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, 1995

'The Jewish military chaplaincy in Australia', in H A Freeman (ed.), A Portion of Praise: A Festschrift to Honour John S. Levi, Progressive Jewish Cultural Fund, Melbourne, 1997

Aron, Joseph and Arndt, JudyThe Enduring Remnant: The First 150 Years of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation 1841–1991, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1992

The Australian Jewish Experience: A Colloquium: Papers Presented on 26 August 1997 to Honour Rabbi Dr John S Levi, Australian Jewish Historical Society (Victoria), Melbourne, 1998

Bartrop, Paul'"Good Jews" and "bad Jews": Australian perceptions of Jewish migrants and refugees 1919–1939', in W D Rubinstein, (ed.), Jews in the Sixth Continent, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987

'Enemy aliens or stateless persons? The legal status of refugees from Germany in wartime Australia', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 10, no. 4, 1988

'The Australian Government's "liberalisation" of refugee immigration policy in 1938: fact or myth', Menorah, vol. 2, no. 1, 1988

'"Not a problem for Australia": the Kristallnacht viewed from the Commonwealth, November 1938', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal,vol. 10, no. 6, 1989

'The Dunera affair: a scandal for whom?', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol.11, no. 1, 1990

'The "Jewish race" clause in Australian immigration forms', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1990

Australia and the Holocaust 1933–1945, Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 1994

'Britain's colonial empire and Jewish refugees during the Holocaust: the limits of rescue reached', Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 1994

Bartrop, Paul and Eisen, Gabrielle (eds)The Dunera Affair: A Documentary Resource Book, Jewish Museum of Australia and Schwartz & Wilkinson, Melbourne, 1990
Benjamin, David'The first century of Australian Jewry – an appraisal', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 5, no. 3, 1960

'Australia and the Evian Conference', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 5, no. 5, 1961

Benjamin, Rodney'A Serious Influx of Jews': A History of Jewish Welfare in Victoria, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998
Bersten, HelenJewish Sydney: The First Hundred Years 1788–1888, Australian Jewish Historical Society, Sydney, 1995

'Jews in rural New South Wales', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, 1997

Blakeney, MichaelAustralia and the Jewish Refugees 1933–1948, Croom Helm, Sydney, 1985
Boas, Harold and Hyman, A W'The Australian Jews in the Great War 1914–1918', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 1, no. 4, 1940
Crown, Alan'The initiatives and influences in the development of Australian Zionism 1850–1948', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 8, no. 6, 1979
Davis, Beverley and Cohen, Harvey'The Jewish genealogical records of Australia and New Zealand', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1990
Davis, Beverley'Alien Registrations in Western Australia during World War One', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, 1998
Elazar, Daniel and Medding, P YJewish Communities in Frontier Societies – Argentina, Australia and South Africa, Holmes & Meier, New York, 1985
Encel, Sol'Antisemitism and prejudice in Australia', Without Prejudice, vol. 1, 1990

'The Australian Jewish population: How many are we?', in Guide to Jewish Life in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Australian Jewish Press, Melbourne, 1993

Evatt, H V'Australia's part in the creation of Israel', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, 1960
Fabian, Alfred'The Jewish chaplaincy in Australia', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 6, no. 6, 1969
Falk, BarbaraNo Other Home: An Anglo-Jewish Story 1833–1987, Penguin, Ringwood, 1988
Fixel, HediHobart Hebrew Congregation: 150 Years of Survival Against All Odds, Hobart Hebrew Congregation, Hobart, 1995
Foster, John (ed.)Community of Fate: Memoirs of German Jews in Melbourne, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986
Gettler, LeonAn Unpromised Land, Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 1993
Goldman, L M'The history of Hobart Jewry', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 3, no. 5, 1951

The Jews in Victoria in the 19th Century, self-published, Melbourne, 1954

Gouttman, Rodney'First principles: HV Evatt and the Jewish homeland', in W D Rubinstein (ed.), Jews in the Sixth Continent, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987

'The Communist Party of Australia and "the Jewish problem" 1933–1953', Menorah, vol. 2, no. 2, 1988

'Jerusalem from the Antipodes: a political view 1947–1967', Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 1992

Kwiet, Konrad'Responses of Australian Jewry's leadership to the Holocaust', in Rubinstein, WD (ed.), Jews in the Sixth Continent, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987
Lee, Godfrey S'Rescue or rhetoric? Australian Jewry's reactions during the Holocaust', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 10, no. 4, 1988
Levi, J S and Bergman, G F JAustralian Genesis: Jewish Convicts and Settlers 1788 – 1850, Rigby, Sydney, 1974
Levi, J SThe Forefathers: A Dictionary of Biography of the Jews in Australia 1788 – 1830, Australian Jewish Historical Society, Sydney, 1976

'Two hundred years: a Jewish perspective', in J Langley (ed.), Australia and New Zealand Jewish Yearbook 1988, B'nai Brith, Melbourne, 1987

Rabbi Jacob Danglow: The Uncrowned Monarch of Australian Jews, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995

Maclean, Pam'Jewish migration in the twenties: a Jewish pioneering tradition in Australia', Meanjin Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 1, 1983
Marks, Percy J'The Jewish press in Australia', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 1, no. 9, 1943
Medding, Peter YFrom Assimilation to Group Survival: A Political and Sociological Study of an Australian Jewish Community, Cheshire, Melbourne, 1968
Mendes, Philip'Jewish involvement in the Communist Party of Australia', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, 1994
Mossenson, David and Hoffman, LouiseHebrew, Israelite, Jew: The Jews of Western Australia, University of Western Australia, Perth, 1990
Munz, HirschThe Jews in South Australia, Hebrew Congregation, Adelaide, 1936
Ochert, Morris S'A history of the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation 1865–1965', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 9, no. 6, 1984 and vol. 9, no. 7, 1984
Palmer, GlenReluctant Refuge: Unaccompanied Refugee and Evacuee Children in Australia 1933–1945, Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1997
Patkin, BenzionThe Dunera Internees, Cassell, Sydney, 1979
Pearl, CyrilThe Dunera Scandal: Deported by Mistake, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1983
Piggott, Leanne'Lord Casey and the 1939 White Paper: how an Australian British minister of state fought to keep the Jews out of Palestine', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 1998
Porush, IsraelThe House of Israel: A Study of Sydney Jewry from its Foundation (1788) and a History of the Great Synagogue of Sydney, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1977

'The Australian rabbinate in 200 years of Jewish history', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 10, no. 5, 1989

Price, Charles AJewish Settlers in Australia, ANU Press, Canberra, 1964
Pynt, Gerald (ed.)Australian Jewry's Book of Honour. World War II, Australian Federation of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women, Adelaide, 1972
Rubinstein, Hilary L'Zionism and Australian spiritual leaders 1896–1950', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 9, no. 5, 1983

'Australian Jewish reactions to Russian Jewish distress', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 9, no. 6, 1984

The Jews in Victoria 1835–1985, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986

Chosen: The Jews in Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987

'From Jewish non-distinctiveness to group invisibility: Australian Jewish identity and responses, 1830–1950', in W D Rubinstein (ed.), Jews in the Sixth Continent, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987

'Australian Jewish parliamentarians, 1849–present: a complete listing', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 10, no. 4, 1988

'Critchley Parker (1911–42): Australian martyr for Jewish refugees', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1990

Rubinstein, Hilary L and W DThe Jews in Australia: A Thematic History from 1788 to the Present, 2 vols, Heinemann, Melbourne, 1991
Rubinstein, W D'The politics of antisemitism: the Australian experience', in Serge Liberman (ed.), Antisemitism and Human Rights: Proceedings of a Seminar held at the Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, on 10–11th June, 1984, under the auspices of the Australian Institute of Jewish Affairs and the History Department, University of Melbourne, Australian Institute of Jewish Affairs, Melbourne, 1985

The Jews in Australia, A E Press, Melbourne, 1986

The Jews of Australia: An Introduction, Australian Institute of Jewish Affairs, Melbourne, 1987

'Jewish contribution to Australian elites', in James Jupp (ed.), The Australian People: an Encyclopaedia of the Nation, its People and their Origins, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988

'Australia and the refugee Jews of Europe 1933–1954: a dissenting view', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 10, no. 6, 1989

'The attitude of the Australian Jewish community and of non-Jewish opinion leaders to the rise of Nazi Germany and Nazi antisemitism in 1933',Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 1993

Judaism in Australia [Religious Community Profiles], AGPS, Canberra, 1995

Rubinstein, W D (ed.)Jews in the Sixth Continent, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987
Rutland, Suzanne D'A changing community – the impact of the refugees on Australian Jewry: NSW – a case-study', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 31, no. 1, 1985

'Australian responses to Jewish refugee migration before and after World War II', Australian Journal of Politics & History, vol. 31, no. 1, 1985

'"Are you Jewish?": post-war Jewish immigration to Australia, 1945–1954', Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 1991

Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia, 2nd ed., Brandl & Schlesinger, Sydney, 1997

Rutland, Suzanne D and Caplan, SophieWith One Voice: A History of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, Australian Jewish Historical Society, Sydney, 1998
Sachar, Howard MorleyDiaspora: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Jewish World, New York, Harper & Row, 1985
Stedman, Solomon'The Jewish press in Australia', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, 1964
Steinberg, I NAustralia – The Unpromised Land, Gollancz, London, 1948
Turnbull, Malcolm J'Solomon Joseph and the Australian Israelite', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, 1991

'Two pioneers of Australian Jewish historiography: Alfred Newton Super and Hirsch Munz', Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, vol. 13, no. 3, 1996

Zuesse, Evan'From assimilation to affirmation: the Jews in Australia', in Norman C Habel (ed.), Religion and Multi-culturalism in Australia, AASR, Adelaide, 1992

Notes

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88 Geoffrey Blainey, 'Some thoughts on 200 years: the Jews in Australia', in The Australian Jewish Experience, p.15.


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