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Jewish Cemetery, Foundations of Caretaker’scottage, Chapel, Filled Well

Item details

Name of item: Jewish Cemetery, Foundations of Caretaker’scottage, Chapel, Filled Well
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Religion
Category: Cemetery/Graveyard/Burial Ground
Primary address: 110 Long Street, Goulburn, NSW 2580
County: Argyle
Local govt. area: Goulburn Mulwaree
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT24 DP750050
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
110 Long StreetGoulburnGoulburn Mulwaree ArgylePrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Jewish Cemetery is highly significant regionally for its cultural and archaeological research value. It is the only evidence of the important presence of the Jewish Community in Goulburn. It is one of the two entirely Jewish cemeteries known in NSW. It is also the burial ground of Rebecca Moses, the first Jewish woman married in Australia.
There is further heritage significance attributable to the monuments, mainly sandstone slabs with both Hebrew and English inscriptions. Most of the monuments lack motifs, and are in direct contrast with other more ornate examples of Jewish monumental art in NSW. There are several small blocks, and kerbings without headstones or marking. A cottage, which served as a chapel, was built on the Long Street frontage west of the cemetery. The foundations still remain, along with the remains of a round brick well.
Date significance updated: 19 Mar 12
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Division intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Physical description: The monuments are mainly sandstone slabs with both Hebrew and English inscriptions, notable for their austerity. Most of the monuments lack motifs, and are in direct contrast with other more ornate examples of Jewish monumental art in NSW. There are several small blocks, and kerbings without headstones or marking. A cottage, which served as a chapel, was built on the Long Street frontage west of the cemetery. The foundations still remain, along with the remains of a round brick well.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Average.
Date condition updated:08 Nov 04

History

Historical notes: An original land grant of half an acre was given to the Goulburn Hebrew Association by two local landowners and storekeepers - Messers Benjamin and Moses. Most of the surrounding blocks of land were owned by the Jewish community, who from the 1840s to the 1870s were numerous and important. Goulburn had the third largest Jewish community in NSW.
A cottage, which served as a chapel, was built on the Long Street frontage west of the cemetery. The foundations still remain, along with the remains of a round brick well. At least 22 burials are recorded at this site. The monuments, dating from 1845 to 1943, are mainly sandstone slabs with both Hebrew and English inscriptions, notable for their austerity. Most of the monuments lack motifs, and are in direct contrast with other more ornate examples of Jewish monumental art in NSW. Many of the burials are of notable local families, eg. Moss Marks, of the Argyle Stores and Rebecca Moses, the first Jewish woman married in Australia. The monument to Moss Marks is a tall sandstone slab and footstone. There are several small blocks, and kerbings without headstones or marking. Notable monuments are those to Vogel and Goldberger, two small sandstone slabs, with black painted lettering and brick kerbing reflecting wartime austerity (1943). Other monuments of note are those of Saul Yates 'Solicitor, late of London' - an eleborate sandstone slab dated 1867, and the intact monument with sandstone bed to Lydia Collins dated 1862.
The stone fence was finished by 1987, from stone donated from a demolition by the City Council, and a most imposing pair of wrought iron gates incorporating the Star of David was installed.
(Sources: National Trust of Australia (NSW) Listing Proposal Report, 2/4/84; Steve Tazewell's "Grand Goulburn", 1991, p.33-37)

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanJewish Cemetery23320 Feb 09   

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2933167


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