When Palestine was Home

Come and hear Linda Roberts' fascinating story about her family's connection with the history of Palestine.

Come and hear Linda Roberts’ fascinating story. People expressed amazement that I would spend 2 ½ weeks touring Israel with a German tour group. But I wanted to understand more about my heritage. With a mother, grandparents and great-grandparents born in Palestine I needed to learn more about the German settlements they established there from the 1860s. This relatively unknown slice of history of today’s Israel is one of hardship and prosperity; where the Kaiser visited in 1898 and struggles ensued with the world wars ending in deportation. How does Israel regard this part of their heritage?

Sarona the nearby ‘Kolonie’, today swallowed up by Tel Aviv.
Sign in Haifa at the school Linda’s grandfather attended
Linda’s mum perched on the back of the bike with family near Jaffa, Palestine 1936

Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia


Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT



02 6230 0533
Entry Fees:

$10 National Trus/U3A members/Friend of NLA); $15 non-members

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