Balfour and Our Horseback Heroes

Balfour and Our Horseback Heroes

It was dawn October 31st, 1917. The Australian Light Horse were ready, behind a ridge 6 kilometres south-east of Beersheba. They started at a trot, rising to a gallop across a gently sloping field. Deep trenches were scattered to catch unsuspecting horse and rider. As...
A Brief History of Jews in Australia

A Brief History of Jews in Australia

The first Jews in Australia came literally on the first day of European settlement on the continent – 26 January 1788. Among the 827 convicts on the English First Fleet who began Australia’s European settlement was a small number of Jewish convicts, estimated by...
31 October – Destiny’s Date? (Part 2)

31 October – Destiny’s Date? (Part 2)

World War One & the German-Turkish alliance  When War broke out in August 1914 Germany and Ottoman Turkey had already entered into a secret agreement. Britain was now reluctantly forced into conflict against the Turks. The area of greatest strategic and military...

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