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1. Sydney Hike. HBE.

2 Sydney Hike. HBE.

3. John Goldlust and Henry Burstyner. HBE.
 
4. Kinglake West - camp expeditionary force. HMS.

5. Kinglake West- Mach-macho 50-mile hikers (the 'before' picture). HMS.

6. Kinglake West- 50 mile hikers (the 'during' picture). HBE.
 
7. Kinglake West - a tanned and youthful-looking Harry Stuart. JG.

8. Kinglake West - Raphy Star (or is it James Dean?). JG.

9. Kinglake West - dancers JG.



16. Kinglake West - Aviva Ziegler. EK.

17. Kinglake West - Bob Weis. EK.

18. Kinglake West - Peter Revelman and Henry Burstyner. EK.
Notes on the photos:

4. Raphy Lehrer, Jack Hirsch, Harry Stuart, Sam Offman, Avram Appel, Eric Aufgang.

5. (This the 'before' - the 'after' was too ugly). Yaacov Weissman, Sol Yezerski, Alfie van der Poorten, Brian Perllerman, Bob Stitsky, Henry Bishopverder, In front, Jack Katz, Harry Stuart.

6. (The 'during' photo - still reasonable) Back: Henry Bishopverder, Jack Katz, Alf van der Poorten, Bob Sitsky. Front: Sol Yezerski, Yaacov Weissman, Brian Pellerman, Harry Stuart.

9. Sophie Offman, John Goldlust, Evie (?), Eric Aufgang, Frida Goldstein, Gary Rudzki, Mimi Offman, Benzion Eisikovich.

10. In my memory, from the mid 1950s until the early 1960s, we (the chanichim) did our own cooking. Vera and Evelyn were from Sydney Betar. Coming from Sydney gave them a certain cachet. L to R: Vera Beer, Avraham Appel, Eric Aufgang, Gertrude Gordon (in front) Evelyn Ansley. Mrs Gordon was the camp cook and may have been the first 'specialist' cook at Betar camps. (EK).

11. Aaron was popular with the girls. I think it was, in part, because he did not talk much and so fitted the 'strong, silent' type. This was a most popular photo. Vera Gordon gave me this copy. I don't know who took the photo, but from Aaron's pose my guess would be that it was a female. (EK).

13. Evie Skall on the Merkazi hike, near a place called 'Tommy's Hut'. This was taken on a very long hike, led probably by Avraham Appel, who just loved these tests of endurance. (EK).

16. Aviva was billeted with us - the Skall family - after the Kinglake West Camp (1959/60). She had to ask her brother's permission. John Ziegler would not allow her to stay with 'just anyone', and told me that he approved of us (Judy and I and my parents, I suppose).  (EK).

17. Bob Weis, aged 12 . I took this photo because I thought of him as a special kid. Later he won acclaim as the producer of the TV series 'Women of the Sun'. The link with Betar ideology is very subtle. (EK)

18. These two were both shy. Do you believe this?  (EK).

24. Back l to r: Ian Groden, ?, Miriam Deston, Henry Bishopverder, Helen Meyer. Front: ?, ?, Anne Offner.

26. Young Etzel. L to R: Jack Katz, Alfie van der Poorten, Yossi, Henry Bishopverder, David Lehmenstein, Ziva Mekler, John Ziegler, Clive Kessler, Alex Freitag, Leo Gurevich.

29. Tommy Traurig, Miriam Golovesky, Evelyn Ansley, Anna ?, ?, Clive Kessler, ?

34. Back row: Bob Sitsky, ?, ?, Alfie van der Poorten, Naomi Kessler, Peter Wagner. Center: ?, ?, ?, Ronnie Sekel, Ian Groden, Stephanie Singer, ?, Henry Briggs, Ruth Berkon, Danny Rosing, ?. Front: Sidney Agranoff, Clive Kessler, Vera Beer, Heather Cohen, John Zeigler, Chava Weissberger.

40. Bob Sitsky, Heather Cohen, Ian Groden, Chava Weissberger, Henry Briggs.

45. Guys:-Ian Groden, Tommy Traurig, Leo Gurevitch, Sol Yezerski, Clive Kessler, Danny Rosing, Yaacov Lieberman, & Alfie Van Der Poorten. Girls:-Magda Sitsky, Chava Weissberger, Heather Cohen ( Rosing), Miriam Deston ( Briggs), Vera Beer (Offman),Naomi Kessler ( Kronenberg), Ziva Meckler (Yezerski), & Micheline Lane.

46. The Montefiore “Home Ball” where Miriam Deston made her “Debut”, June 1959 at the “Trocodero” with partner Sol Yezerski.

47. Betar Volley Ball Team  1959;-Keven Sekel, Danny Rosing, Henry Briggs, Leo Gurevitch, & Vernon Kronenberg.
Match against the Sydney University Team.

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13. Kinglake West - Evie Skall. EK.

14.  Kinglake West- Heather Cohen. PK.

15. Kinglake West- Peter Revelman. PK.

19. Kinglake West- The dining hall (on left) with quick access to the latrines (on right).. BR.

20. Kinglake West- Mary Shaw. BR.

21.  Kinglake West- Michael Neiger, Benzion Eisikovich, John Ziegler. LF.

Reproductions from the collections of:

BL = Betty Levy.
BR = Brian Rudzki.
EK = Evie Katz.
HBE = Henry ben Ezra.
HMS = Harry M. Stuart.
HS = Hedva Sheiner.
KM = Keith Masnick.
MB = Miriam Briggs.
JB = Judy Behar.
JG = John Goldlust.
LF = Leah Feder.
PK = Peter Keeda.
SA = Shimon Addess.
VI = Vicki Israel.
1959

10. Kinglake West - ...and Mrs. Gordon. EK.

11. Kinglake West - Aaron Ninedek. EK.

12. Kinglake West- Vicky and Felicia Thau in the back; Alan Morris in rear. JW.

22. Jack Mirjam. BL.

23. Towlers Bay- Harry Stuart, Avraham Appel. HMS.

24. Towlers Bay. HMS.
25. Towlers Bay- Back: Ruth Kalisher, Anne Offner, Rita Furst Front: Judy Glaser, Helen Meyer, Vicki Zack. HMS.

26. Woronora River. PK.

27. Woronora River- Chaim Golovesky, Tommy Traurig, Leo Gurevich, Irene Winkler. PK.
28. Woronora River- Mizdar rehearsal for visitors' day. SA.

29. Woronora River. SA.

30. Woronora River- Henry Bishopverder, Sol Yezerski, John Ziegler, ? LF.
31. Woronora River- Leo Rogovin, Ari Grajcar, David Bennett. L.F

32. Woronora River- Shula Rosenfeld. PK.

33. Woronora River- Ziva Mekler. PK.
34. Sydney B'nei Etzel group. SiA.

35. Beth Zion- Junior camp reunion. SA.

36. Beth Zion- Magda and Larry Sitsky. SA.
37. 7th Kenes Artzi. SA.

38. 7th Kenes Artzi- Peter Wagner, Magda Wilczek. SA.

39. 7th Kenes Artzi- Peter Wagner, Larry Sitsky. SA.
40. Sydney Mifkada. SA.

41. Peter Revelman and ?  KM.

42. Keith Masnick, Larry Levin, Peter Revelman. KM.

43. On truck to camp :Brian Addess & Henry Briggs in front. MB.

44. Henry Briggs  &   Bob Sitsky. MB.

45. Yom Ha Atzmaut 5719-6th May 1959 Betar Dancing Group at “Trocadero”- Sydney. MB.

46. Miriam Deston with partner Sol Yezerski. MB.

47. Betar Volley Ball Team  1959. MB.

48. Frida Goldstein( Sheiner), Alf Van Der Poorten, Eric  Aufgang, & Miriam Deston ( Briggs) in Melbourne. Clive Kessler's photo. MB.



49.Shimon Addess photo. SA..

50. Shimon Addess photo. SA.

51. Michael Neiger, Clive Kessler, Miriam Golovesky. SA.

52.Shimon Addess photo. SA..

53. Shimon Addess photo. SA.

54. ?, ?, ?, Ruth Berkon. SA.

55.?, Vera Beer. SA.

56. Natasha Fromberg, Sarah?, Vicki Zack, Mary Grozinger, Elizabeth Schneider. JB.

57. Vicki Zack, Natasha Fromberg, Sol Yezerski, Ann Offner, Helen Meyer. JB.
58. Towlers Bay scrapbook cover. VI.

59. Towlers Bay hut layout. VI.

60. Towlers Bay. Avraham Appel. VI.
61. Towlers Bay Camper group. VI.

62. Towlers Bay. L to R rear: Ruth Kalicher, Ann Offner, Helen Meyer. Front Harry Stuart, Irene Winkler, Avraham Appel. VI.

63. Towlers Bay. Harry Stuart. VI.
64. Towlers Bay. Yaacov Weissman. VI.

65. Lake Macquarie. Alan Samuel. VI.

66. Lake Macquarie. Clive Kessler. VI.
67. Lake Macquarie. David Bennett. VI.

68. Lake Macquarie. Evelyn Zack and Charles Aronson. VI.

69  Lake Macquarie. Henry Bishopverder. VI.
70. Lake Macquarie. Ian Groden. VI.

71. Lake Macquarie. Lionel Bell. VI.

72  Lake Macquarie. Richard Sekel. VI.
73. Lake Macquarie. Vicki Zack. VI.

74. Lake Macquarie. John Ziegler, Ron Sekel. VI.

75. Frida Goldstein, Naomi Kessler, Hava Weissman, ?, ?. HS.


76. Stephanie Singer. Hava Weissman , ?. HS

77. ?, Miriam Deston, Henry Briggs, Hava Weissman, ?, Naomi Kessler in front. HS.

78. Frida Goldstein, Naomi Kessler, Magda, Annie Entenberg, Hava Weissman, Gad Pedhazur. HS.
79. Yaacov Weissman, Danny
Rosing, Henry Briggs, Peter Wagner,  Vernon Kronenberg. HS.


80. Heather Cohen, Henry Briggs,
Hava Weissman, ?. HS.,