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Sunday, June 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Respectable and convicted? The story of middle-class Jewish convicts

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Jews were present in Australia at first European settlement. But Jews were disproportionately transported, at approximately five times their population average within Britain. Was this a consequence of prevailing social conditions, or the perception of Jews by the influential social commentators? We have all heard the stories of convicts who stole a pocket handkerchief, what about those who committed white collar crimes? This session will consider middle-class Jewish convicts, and reflect on the contribution their education brought to this new society

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Sue Silberberg

University of Melbourne
Dr Sue Silberberg is an academic historian and heritage consultant with a doctorate from the University of Melbourne. She was also educated at Monash University, Deakin University and the International Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Material (ICCROM). Previously she worked... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST