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Sephardi convicts in Van Diemen's Land
Frost, L and Ballyn, S (2003) Sephardi convicts in Van Diemen's Land. In: A Few from Afar: Jewish Lives in Tasmania from 1804. Hobart Hebrew Congregation, Hobart, pp. 73-82. ISBN 0646422073
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Among the thousands of men and women transported to Van Diemen’s Land was a small though significant contingent of Jews. In a colony where Christianity was assumed as the norm. the religious and cultural heritage of Jewish convicts complicated their lives. This chapter looks at a distinctive group within this religious minority, the Sephardi convicts, and though biographies of a male and female convict considers the pressures of their heritage upon their construction of colonial identity.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||Jews in Van Diemen's Land Jewish convicts Sephardi Jews in colonial Australia female convicts|
|Publisher:||Hobart Hebrew Congregation|
|Page Range:||pp. 73-82|
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2008 01:23|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:40|
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