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Cohen, Edward Aaron
Merchant, parliamentarian and Jewish community leader who emigrated to Sydney and managed his father's wholesale grocery firm on George Street. He moved to Melbourne in 1842 and became an auctioneer and then moved to Sydney before returning to Melbourne again. In the late 1840s, he acquired land at Haslams Creek in Rookwood. In August 1862 the government purchased 200 acres of Cohen's land at Haslams Creek for 2000 pounds to turn into Rookwood Cemetery.