The ‘Golden Age’ of Jewish life in Australia began, appropriately, in the 1850s with the start of the gold rushes, a phenomenon that was to triple the size of the Jewish population in the colonies. This podcast episode, the third in this series on Australian Jewish History, explores the stories of Australian Jews over the 80 years that followed – including their involvement with the growth and federation of this new nation; participation in its civic and cultural expansion; and the enormity of the First World War. David focuses on a range of remarkable Jewish figures who made significant – and sometimes extraordinary – contributions to the building and development of Australian society and nationhood.
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This lecture series was recorded in 2018 at Caulfield Shule. Notes for the lecture will be available to Patreon subscribers when all four lectures have been released.