Ever since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Jewish people have been a small but significant group in Australian life.
This guide charts the ups and downs of the Jewish experience, including:
- the difficulties maintaining religious traditions in a new land
- the changing nature of the Jewish community
- the treatment of Jews as immigrants and 'aliens'
- the mixed responses to the Holocaust and the creation of Israel.
It also looks at the remarkable contributions that Jewish people have made to Australia's political, economic, cultural and social life.