21.06.2011 19.Siwan, 5771
Chef Dennis Wasko explores the relatively peaceful history of Australia's neighbor and discovers why pavlova is popular there.
Jewish settlement in New Zealand began early in the 19th century. By the 1830’s, Jewish traders arrived and quickly established themselves in the emerging country. These Jews played a vital role in establishing trade, with Australia and Great Britain, which led to the over all development of New Zealand. By the time New Zealand became a British Colony in 1840, the Jewish population numbered fewer than 30 individuals.
The first Jewish community was founded in Auckland in 1840 by a man named David Nathan and a dozen other local Jewish business men and shopkeepers. The small community met together in a small building to celebrate Jewish life and hold services. In October 1841 the first Jewish wedding in New Zealand was held in Auckland….