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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 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 encouragement for the work, Nancy paid for publication with a generous donation. The project received the support of the Mandelbaum Trust and Professor Alan Crown, who ensured that publication of two editions became a realilty. The first edition was edited over two years and typed on the Fisher Library main frame computer by Joy Ruth Young, and the second by Laura Gallou, who lectured at Sydney University in modern Greek. Two hundred copies of the first edition were printed and sold. Tragically, the data of the first edition 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 by Professor Crown on behalf of the Mandelbaum Trust. The second edition was dedicated to Joy Young. This edition omitted the union list of periodicals section which had been prepared by Marianne Dacy and was included in the first edition. An updated version of theperiodicals list is to be published separately, and updates to 2008 are currently available 'online' on request. Serge Libermann, in the meantime, had prepared updated material for the second edition. A thousand copies were printed. The run of the second edition is not exhausted, and many copies remain. At subsequent events to be held at Mandelbaum House, free copies of the bibliography (edition 2) will be given out. If you cannot pick up a copy of edition 2, use the 'online' order form, but there will be a charge for postage.

Edition 3, like the two previous editions of the work has succeeded in being comprehensive and is fuller, covering myriad aspects of Australian Jewry's creative output. As before, it is set out thematically. Included are monographs, pamphlets, theses, journal articles and chapters from books which are about Jews in Australia and New Zealand. The third edition has 836 pages and the contents are set out below. The price is: $55.00. 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)

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