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Safe Haven: Records of the Jewish Experience in Australia

Safe Haven: Records of the Jewish Experience in Australia

Published by the National Archives of Australia

Malcolm J Turnbull

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This guide is number 12 in the series of Research Guides published by the National Archives of Australia.

Ever since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Jewish people have been a small but significant group in Australian life. This guide charts the ups and downs of the Jewish experience – the difficulties maintaining religious traditions in a new land, the changing nature of the Jewish community, the treatment of Jews as immigrants and 'aliens', the mixed responses to the Holocaust and the creation of Israel. It also looks at the remarkable contributions that Jewish people have made to Australia's political, economic, cultural and social life.

Malcolm J Turnbull has a PhD in History from Deakin University – his thesis was on Judaism in Melbourne, 1870–1970 – and he has published numerous articles on Australian Jewish history. He has also written a major study of the English crime and detective fiction writer Anthony Berkeley Cox.

Guides include the material known to be relevant to their subject area but they are not necessarily a complete or definitive guide to all relevant material in the collection.

The National Archives reviews its collection to confirm the value of records for research, evidential and other purposes or to identify, in consultation with agencies, records for destruction. At the time of publication all the records described in this guide were present in the Archives collection. However, it is possible that some of the records may be destroyed if they are reviewed and considered not to be of enduring value. If this occurs the guide will be revised accordingly.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000

First published 1999
First published online 2000

ISSN 1442-8245
ISBN 0 642 34413 2

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under theCopyright Act 1968 no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the National Archives of Australia. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the Publications Manager, National Archives of Australia, PO Box 7425, Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610, Australia.

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