Suzanne Dorothy Rutland (b. 1946 in Sydney) is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney. She specializes in the history of Australian Jews. Her work The Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia was first published in 1988. Her work The Jews in Australia was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. She has held numerous leadership positions, including president of the Australian Jewish Historical Society . The 19th annual conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies was convened and held in February 2007 by her.[1][2][3]


  • Australian Jewry
  • The Holocaust and Dutch Jewry
  • Jewish Education in Australia
  • Modern Israel


  • Jewish civilization, thought and culture
  • The Australian Jewish Experience
  • The evolution of Judaism in the New World
  • Jerusalem: From Rome to Islam

Publications (selection)

  • Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia , American edition :, New York: Holmes & Meier, 2001, i - xv, 479th
  • With One Voice: the History of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Sydney, Australian Jewish Historical Society, 1998, Ix, 405 (with co-author)
  • If you will it, it is no dream: The Moriah Story , Sydney: Play Right Publishing., 2003
  • Jewish Life Down Under: The Flowering of Australian Jewry, Jerusalem, Institute of the World Jewish Congress, Policy Study No. 21, 2001, the 39th


  1. ^ "Suzanne Rutland." University of Sydney. Accessed Sep. 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Suzanne Rutland." The Conversation. Accessed Sep. 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Suzanne Rutland." ABC News. Accessed Sep. 20, 2014.