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Bibliography of Australian Judaica

The Bibliography of Australian Judaica was published in 1987, with a second edition in 1991. Serge Liberman, himself a creative writer is listed as the author. His starting point was Percy Marks' listing of Australian Judaica of 1930 and 1936. Percy Marks' collection of Judaica is housed in the Mitchell Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney. In essence the work consisted of his personal list of books and reports of societies and institutions, albeit incomplete. The next Jewish publication to list Australian titles was Cecil Roth's Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica: A Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish History (5698=1937), published by the Historical Society of England. This work included just ten titles relating to Australian Judaica. Risha Feiglin's Jewish Refugees from Hitler: The Australian Experience as Reflected in the Literature, 1939-1981 (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1981) proved to be an invaluable resource as well as John A. Ferguson's seven volume Bibliography of Australia, E. Morris Miller's Australian Literature, 1795-1938 Em> and the updated Frederick Macartney edition of 1950.

Liberman dedicated the first edition as follows:

"To Nancy Keesing a grand lady who lit the spark and kept the flame alive and to a Frenchman half a world away who, unwittingly, started it all."

Besides giving encouragment for the work, Nancy paid for publication with a generous donation. The first edition was edited over two years and typed on the main frame computer by Joy Ruth Young, who worked as a librarian in the Fisher Library and the second by Laura Gallou, who lectured for a time at Sydney University in modern Greek. Two hundred copies of the first edition were printed and sold. Tragically, the data was wiped from the mainline library computer, and this meant all would have to be retyped. On the death of the first editor, Joy Young, a new editor, Laura Gallou was found. The second edition was dedicated to Joy Young. This edition omitted the union list of periodicals section which had been prepared by Marianne Dacy. An updated version of the latter is to be published separately, and is currently avialbe 'online'. Serge Libermann, in the meantime had prepared updated material for the second edition. A thousand copies were printed. The run is not exhausted, yet and back copies are available for the asking from the Mandelbaum Trust. Copies will be distributed freely at each Mandelbaum event as many boxes of the 2nd edition remain.

The work has succeeded in being comprehensive and covers myriad aspects of Australian Jewry's creative output. It is set out thematically. Included in this bibliography are monographs, pamphlets, journal articles and chapters from books which are about Jews in Australia and New Zealand. Serge Libermann is has just competed a third edition of 836 pages WHOSE CONTENTS ARE SET OUT BELOW. It is selling for $55.00 with $15.00 added for postage within Australia. The postage is $15.00 within Australia.

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALASIAN JUDAICA

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALASIAN JUDAICA

CONTENTS

FOREWARD - RABBI JOHN S. LEVI

PREFACE

PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION OF BIBLIOGRAPHY(1987)

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PART ONE: FICTION

1. CREATIVE WRITING BY JEWS: ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

1 Prose

1.2 Poetry and Plays

1.3 Anthologies of Jewish Writing

1.4 Other Australian lliterary anthologies

2.CREATIVE WRITING BY JEWS: YIDDISH AND HEBREW

2.1 Prose

2.2 Poetry and Plays

2.3 Anthologies of writings in Yiddish

3.THE JEW AS CHARACTER IN HOST AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE

PART TWO: NON-FICTION

4.COLLECTIONS OF ESSAYS

5. THE ARTS AND OTHER

.5.1 ART, ARCHICTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

5.2 Literature

5.3 Music and dance

5.4 Theatre and film

5.5 The media

5.6 Sport

5.7 Culinary

6. LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION

7. AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHY

8. GENEALOGY

9. DEMOGRAPHY

10. HISTORY AND LIFE OF JEWS IN AUSTRALASIA

11. POLITICS AND WORLD WARS I AND II

ZIONISM AND MEMOIRS

11.1 Politics, war and Zionism

11.2 World War II memoirs

12. JUDAISM AND PHILOSOPHY

13. JEWISH VISIORS TO AUSTRALASIA

PART THREE

14. SOURCES

15. NAMES(CREATORS) INDEX

16. SUBJECT INDEX