AJHS Time Line
Cook was never promoted to the rank of captain in the Navy but in 1776 was promoted to Post-Captain, a higher ranking. The Sailing Master of the ship was Robert Molineux.
Ultimately led to Lords Melbourne & Sydney looking at the newly chartered east coast of Van Diemen’s Land as an ideal destination to rid England of its excess convicts.
7/12/1787 Delaware – 29/5/1790 Rhode Is.
Over a thousand people of Jewish descent estimated to have been sent to Australia as convicts during the next 60 years.
Proposed to Judge-Advocate David Collins to establish a night watch, ‘to be selected among the convicts for the purpose to stem the frequent commission of offences in the settlement’.
Jewish convicts arrived from the then failing colony of Sorrento on Port Phillip Bay to Sullivans Cove – now the city of Hobart.
One of the few convicts with Jewish knowledge
It was resumed in 1901 for Central Railway Station.
Cousin of Sir Moses Montefiore
One of the venture’s backers is Sir Moses Montefiore.
Batman’s Treaty was denounced by the Crown as contrary to “terra nullius” principle.
13 per cent of the Jewish community enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces, compared to 9.2 per cent of the general population.
Led by William Cooper
Outbreak of War of Independence