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AJHS – NSW General Annual Meeting 2019


The Annual General Meeting will take place at

Sydney Jewish Museum
146 Darlinghurst Road
Darlinghurst 2010

Sunday, 3rd November 2019,
2:00 pm


1. Confirmation of Minutes of 2018 AGM
2. President’s Report – Peter Philippsohn
3. Treasurer’s Report – Ralph Hirst
4. Election of Committee Members for 2020

Following the Meeting at 2:30pm Steve Hart will launch The Moses Family in Yass


Financial members are invited to nominate by completing the nomination form which can be downloaded here.
Completed nomination forms should be received at the office no later than 7 days prior to the meeting.


Steve is a graduate of RMC, Duntroon (1958) and of the Army Staff College (1970). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Management Sciences; a Graduate Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History; and a Diploma in Communications Engineering.

Steve spent 25 years in the regular army followed by 21 years in project management and defence marketing in the private sector. His service career included two years with the British Army in Germany, a year in Vietnam and two years on Army staff in the Washington DC Embassy. His marketing career involved significant travel as a representative of a number of overseas entities, including Israeli Defence companies.

Now retired, he is active contributor in an Australian History group with the local University of the Third Age (U3A); a voluntary guide with the Duntroon Society; and a volunteer with Legacy. He has had various historical articles published, including in the AJHS Journal The Life and Times of Some Jewish Pioneers of Yass Township and is a direct descendant of one such family.


Stephe is a retired audiologist who, 22 years ago, stumbled over a semi derelict sprawling mansion of some 45 rooms. Nine years later he purchased the building and commenced the daunting task of restoring it to something of its former glory. Recently the ballroom and gardens have been opened to the public as a cafe/restaurant and function venue.

Part of the restoration process involved exploring the history of the home and this has so far resulted in the publication of three books on its history with a fourth waiting in the wings.

The latest book, The Moses Family in Yass 1837-1878, concerns Moses Moses, who built the core of the home in the late 1850s. His story and the stories of the 54 family members who resided in Yass is one of fascination, determination, honour and simple intestinal fortitude.


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