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City in Victoria, Australia. Three years after the discovery of gold, in 1851, a congregation was formed with Henry Harris as president and Julius Wittowski as treasurer; and the Mount Zion synagogue was built the next year. In 1861 a more commodious building, which included rooms for a minister's residence and a Hebrew school, was erected at the corner of Barkly and Princess streets, on land granted by the government. The successive ministers have been Revs. S. Herman, I. Stone, D. Isaac Ollendorf, and I. M. Goldreich, the last of whom was installed in 1867. The community maintains a Philanthropic Society founded in 1857, which is affiliated with the Anglo-Jewish Association.

Bibliography:
  • Harris, Jewish Year Book, 5662.
J. S. Si.
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