Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Petition of the Members of the Jewish Persuasion Resident in Melbourne [Parliamentary paper, Victoria Parliament, 1851]. n/a.

Petition of the Members of the Jewish Persuasion Resident in Melbourne [Parliamentary paper, Victoria Parliament, 1851]

Melbourne: Printed by John Ferres, at the Government Printing Office, 1851. First edition. Paperback. Folio. [1] leaf. The present petition advocates that state aid to religion should be proportionaly dispensed to Jewish religious institutions. Melbourne, capital of the State of Victoria, was founded in 1835. The Melbourne Jewish Community was established in 1841 and in 1847, the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, the city's first synagogue opened. In 1851, the population of Melbourne was only 23,000. The discovery of gold a year later led to a huge influx of people to Victoria, most of them arriving by sea at Melbourne and the town's population doubled within a year. This petition was ordered by the Council to be printed on December 30, 1851. Folding mark at center. Minor rippling to leaf. Document in overall very good condition. vg. Item #37894

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