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Abraham Hort

Abraham Hort

Abraham Hort was one of the founders of the Wellington Jewish community. He is credited with holding the first organised Jewish service in Wellington, and probably in New Zealand. His descendants included a future prime minister, Francis Dillon Bell, and William Hort Levin, a prominent Wellington merchant who gave his name to the town of Levin. This photograph, a visiting card from about 1865, was discovered in a box in a farm shed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Bell Family Collection (PAColl-4857)
Reference: PA1-o-735-38-2

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Stephen Levine, 'Jews - 19th-century immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17237/abraham-hort (accessed 17 October 2017)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 8 Feb 2005