The history of Hobart Jewry

Journal article
In Journal Issue

Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, 3, 5 (1951)

Author(s) L M Goldman AbstractLife in the early days of the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land was hard and rigid. Five years after Lieutenant Bowen took possession in August, 1803, the failure of the crops in New South Wales started a famine on the island, which was not fully relieved until two years later in 1810. The first newspapers, The Dement Star and The Van Diemen's Land Intelligence, published in the same year (1510), cost 2/- a copy, and though the total population in the whole of Van Diemen's Land was not greater than two thousand, bushranging was prevalent and martial law was proclaimed. By 1817 the populace had grown to 3,114, which included free settlers and grant men to whom the convicts were often hired out. Amongst the convicts were Jews.
The history of Hobart Jewry
The history of Hobart Jewry