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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

Sue is an academic historian, and author of “A Networked Community, Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century”, which considers community formation the Jewish community’s influence on the development of colonial Melbourne She holds a doctorate from the University of Melbourne... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
ROOM 6