In the course of Jewish life in Australia there have been numerous births, marriages and deaths, that all provide an incredible insight into the experiences of and connections between Jewish people. Thanks to the painstaking work of Australian Jewish Historical Society contributor, Terry Newman, the Society possesses an incredible database listing birth, death and marriage announcements from publications from across Australia and New Zealand in the period between 1832 and 1949.
Users can access the content of this list and search it by applying a surname, the type of event, the date and/or year of the event, or the publication detailing the announcement. Simply click on the link below.
Users are also welcome to contribute to the accuracy and utility of the Society’s archives and databases by providing corrections and/or additional information.
Births, Deaths & Marriages
Newspaper Announcements 1832-1949
On 21 Nov 1831, the Levy family proudly announced the birth of their daughter in the pages of the Sydney Morning Herald. Since then, over 4,000 Jewish births, deaths marriages and other events have been memorialised in the pages of national and local newspapers. Terry Newman’s listing covers over a century of these lifetime happenings.
Since opening in 1842, there have been over 5,400 marriages solemnised at the Great Synagogue. This listing of marriages dating back to Rosetta Nathan and Moses Joseph’s marriage in the Bridge Street Synagogue in 1832, has been assembled by Joe Kensel and now documents almost 8,000 Jewish marriages in NSW primarily from the records of The Great Synagogue but also from other NSW synagogues.