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Organisation Australian Jewish Welfare Society
- Care Provider and Jewish
- Alternative Names
- Australian Jewish Welfare and Relief Society
- Jewish Care (Victoria) Inc. (2001 - )
- Jewish Community Services
The Australian Jewish Welfare Society was established in the late 1930s, primarily as a support agency for Jewish pre- and post-war migrants. Some Jewish children fleeing the Nazis in Germany and Austria immigrated to Australia, some being cared for at Frances Barkman House in Balwyn, Victoria.
The minute books of the AJWS from 1939 contain information about the running of Frances Barkman House and its residents and staff. Extracts from the minute books are published in the history by Rodney Benjamin.
Provided 'care' at
- Benjamin, Rodney, 'A Serious Influx of Jews': a history of Jewish welfare in Victoria, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1998. Details
- 'Submission no 331', in Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care: Submissions received by the committee as at 17/3/05, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/submissions/sublist.htm. Details
- Children in the Frances Barkman House
Sources used to compile this entry: Benjamin, Rodney, 'A Serious Influx of Jews': a history of Jewish welfare in Victoria, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1998; Children in the Frances Barkman House [Image].
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 9 July 2009, Last modified: 7 December 2011