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Sephardi convicts in Van Diemen's Land


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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
Authors/Creators:Frost, L and Ballyn, S
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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