Benjamin, Rodney,: A Serious Influx of Jews; A History of Jewish Welfare in Victoria
Book Number: 0235995
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1998. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 800 g; XVIII, 462 pages, indexed. Includes appendices, bibliography, notes; illustrated with black-and-white photographs and with numerous tables etc. In paperback binding with cover painting by Kuba Blacher. The book shows no signs of damage. Rodney Benjamin tells how a small community organised itself to find accommodation, work, financial assistance and English language training for the four major influxes of Jewish immigrants between the 1920s in the 1950s. Out of the organisations which formed to meet these demands grew a multifaceted ethnic welfare agency. Benjamin traces the development of an organisation, run almost entirely by volunteers to profess to staff welfare agency supported by a small army of volunteers. He follows the change in focus from migrant settlement to a broad-based community service which provides care for the disabled and the elderly, job skills training and comprehensive counselling services. The many power and ideological struggles are examined, as is the position of the organisation in the wider context of Australia Society. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The author has signed the book on the title page.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; History -- Australia; Judaica; Signed by Author. ISBN: 1864487321. ISBN/EAN: 9781864487329. Inventory No: 0235995.