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.

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London, England
1822
Arrived Sydney
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21 Dec 1833
Departed Sydney
1842
Arrived Sydney
1853
Departed Sydney
1854
Died
East Melbourne, Victoria
13 Apr 1877
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