Fremantle Walking Tour

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History

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first Jewish congregation in Western Australia was founded in Fremantle in 1887, when Benjamin Solomon organised the necessary fundraising and construction of the synagogue on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street. The Reverend Abraham Tobias Boas came to Fremantle from Adelaide to lay the foundation stone of the new building, in 1891. It was opened in 1897, but did not last long as a place of worship because the congregation was absorbed into the Perth Hebrew Congregation in 1907.

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Jill and I joined about 20 others on a walking tour of Fremantle.

Although there is very little remaining to show that there was a Jewish life here in Fremantle,  Ari Antonovsky is an excellent story teller and made it a most entertaining morning.

We also heard from Hilary Silbert, who told us about her family’s history in Fremantle.

 

Around Fremantle:

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Buildings with a Jewish connection:

Hilary Silbert

The Old Fremantle Synagogue

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