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Search and hookup with local married or single looking discreet casual sex, Not interested long term relationship or any other kind of dating.The history of the Jews in Australia traces the history of Australian Jews from the British settlement of Australia commencing in 1788.The first Jews came to Australia as convicts transported to Botany Bay in 1788 aboard the First Fleet that established the first European settlement on the continent, on the site of present-day Sydney.(An answer to the question on the census was optional.) The majority are Ashkenazi Jews, many of them refugees and Holocaust survivors who arrived during and after World War II, and their descendants.Jewish citizens make up about 0.5% of the Australian population.Rabbi John Simon Levi, co-author of Australian Genesis: Jewish Convicts and Settlers, 1788-1850 (1974), has authored the magisterial biographical directory These Are The Names: Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1860 (2013).
The Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal (started 1939) appears twice a year, published in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.
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There are also a number of published monographs on aspects of Australian Jewish history, for a guide to which (as well as to Australian Jewish literature) Serge Liberman, A Bibliography of Australasian Judaica, 1788-2008 (2011) is a distinguished reference work.
Australian Jews never constituted more than 1% of the total colonial community.
There were probably more, but exact numbers are not possible as the transportation records did not indicate a convict's religion.