Jewish Lives in New Zealand

Author(s): Leonard Bell and Diana Morrow (editors)

NZ Non-Fiction

The census tells us that 8000 New Zealanders actively identify as Jewish and it is estimated that the broader population is probably around 25,000. There has never been an authoritative history of this country's Jewish population and yet people of Jewish descent (both secular and religious) have played vital roles in all aspects of our society throughout its history. Auckland alone has had five Jewish mayors. Jews have been prominent in New Zealand's business, cultural, intellectual, political, medical, intellectual life and more since the 1840s, and successive waves of immigration have added to the tapestry of New Zealand Jewry. This significant book covers key sectors of activity with specialist writers assigned to each. Richly illustrated, it slots another important piece into the jigsaw of our history.


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Professor Len Bell lectures in art history at the University of Auckland. He is the author of several books, including a very fine biography of the photographer Marti Friedlander. Dr Diana Morrow is a professional historian and the co author of two earlier books for Random House New Zealand: Urban Village and A Fine Prospect.

General Fields

  • : 9781869621735
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Godwit
  • : March 2012
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leonard Bell and Diana Morrow (editors)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 437
  • : Colour and black and white illustrations