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David Nathan

Merchant, auctioneer, shipping agent, community leader.

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Auckland Synagogue, 1889. The foundation-stone was laid on 10th December, 1884 by David Nathan and the Synagogue was opened by him on 9th November, 1885. This was the last public duty of this highly respected citizen of Auckland David Nathan who, at Kororareka in 1841, married Rosetta Aarons in the first Jewish marriage ceremony held in New Zealand. The Nathan family have ever since held a prominent place in public and mercantile affairs in New Zealand. — Sir Julius Vogel (1835-1899), whose economic genius, organizing powers and daring and vigorous Public Works policy of the 1870's speeded up the development of New Zealand. He was twice Premier, and his name ranks high in the history of the Dominion


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