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Hobart Jewish
Community
1854

The following is a precis of an announcement appearing in the Hobarton Mercury of 28 October, 1854, p3 and signed by members of the Hobart Jewish community. To the Honorable the Legislative Council of Van Dieman'e Land, in Council Assembled, by the Jewish Community. It states that the best estimate is that there are 620 Jewish persons in Van Dieman's Land at this date. At their own expense, the community has erected synagogues in Hobart Town and Launceston. It asks for a share of the money ( 10000 pounds ) allocated annually for the maintenance of public worship and presently shared by the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, the Church of Rome and the Wesleyan Methodists.
Precis and Transcript were done by Marie Sampson,
of West Australia on 6 Feb 2000.

ABRAHAMS J.R MARKS A
ABRAHAMS Lewis MOSES Samuel
BENJAMIN S MOSS Phineas
CASPAR Ellis MYERS M
COHEN Isaac MYERS M
DAVIS Henry L NATHAN Edward
HARRIS Julius NATHAN Mark
HART Henry ROSENBURG H
HART Robert SIMEON Michael
JONES Henry SOLOMAN Judah
LAWRENCE John SOLOMON J & J
LAZARUS Lewis Henry SOLOMONS L
LEVY P SUSMAN George
LEVY Lazarus WOLFF H

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