• Died 1882
  • Buried Ballarat Old Cemetery

Hannah (Moses) married Lazarus Alman in Gloucestershire, England. She was the daughter of Moses Moses. Hannah Alman and her family sailed for Victoria in 1852 on the vessel Deborah. They departed Bristol on 5 June 1852 arriving in Melbourne on 18 September 1852.

Abraham Alman, possibly the brother of Lazarus Alman, with Samuel Lazarus and Phillip Phillipson also emigrated from Bristol in 1852, on the Lady Fitzherbert. They dug for gold in Ballarat in 1853 in a site called the Jewellers’ Shops because of the richness of the claims. They were members of the Hebrew congregation. Many of A the early Hebrew congregation in Ballarat were German-speaking.

They had settled in England before venturing to Australia. By 1853 a number of Jews had settled in Ballarat, conducting religious services in the large dining room of the Clarendon Hotel in Lydiard Street North. The consecration of Ballarat’s first synagogue took place on 12 November 1855. Hannah Alman died at Ballarat East in 1882 aged 68 years and was buried in the Hebrew section of the Ballarat Cemetery.

Courtesy Florence Chuk