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What is Dunera?

Dunera is an online hub where members of our community and beyond can access compelling content and live events, also participating in a range of cultural and communal activities from any device, at any time. It is an easy-to-use platform that aims to bring about a new sense of togetherness, even though we are apart. For all of us, who experience life in many different ways, who enjoy a tapestry of art and entertainment, sustenance and nourishment from many sources and believe in and practise spirituality in all shapes and sizes. Dunera will feature the best content we can make and find that is of Jewish interest and of interest to Jews, and other people too.

Why are we doing this?

Dunera was born during lockdown in Australia to give us a sense of togetherness no matter how far apart we are. It’s a situation we can’t control. But we can adapt. And we can innovate. From a deep desire to keep those isolated connected to the community, Dunera was born.

Why the name ‘Dunera’?

“In September 1940, 2542 ‘enemy aliens’ from Britain disembarked HMT Dunera in Melbourne and Sydney. Most were Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi persecution in Germany and Austria. They were interned in camps near Hay and Orange in NSW and Tatura in Victoria.

The ‘Dunera Boys’, as they became known, included musicians, artists, philosophers, scientists and writers. Following their release in 1941 many chose to remain in Australia, making a significant contribution to the nation’s economic, social and cultural life.”
(Source: The National Museum of Australia)

In calling our platform Dunera, we honour the Dunera Boys and theirspirit. Even during their internment, they kept their connection to a lifefilled with learning, culture and spirituality. And through Dunera, we cando the same.

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What is Dunera?

Dunera is an online hub where members of our community and beyond can access compelling content and live events, also participating in a range of cultural and communal activities from any device, at any time. It is an easy-to-use platform that aims to bring about a new sense of togetherness, even though we are apart. For all of us, who experience life in many different ways, who enjoy a tapestry of art and entertainment, sustenance and nourishment from many sources and believe in and practise spirituality in all shapes and sizes. Dunera will feature the best content we can make and find that is of Jewish interest and of interest to Jews, and other people too.

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Why are we doing this?

Dunera was born during lockdown in Australia to give us a sense of togetherness no matter how far apart we are. It’s a situation we can’t control. But we can adapt. And we can innovate. From a deep desire to keep those isolated connected to the community, Dunera was born.

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Why the name ‘Dunera’?

“In September 1940, 2542 ‘enemy aliens’ from Britain disembarked HMT Dunera in Melbourne and Sydney. Most were Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi persecution in Germany and Austria. They were interned in camps near Hay and Orange in NSW and Tatura in Victoria.

The ‘Dunera Boys’, as they became known, included musicians, artists, philosophers, scientists and writers. Following their release in 1941 many chose to remain in Australia, making a significant contribution to the nation’s economic, social and cultural life.” (Source: The National Museum of Australia)

In calling our platform Dunera, we honour the Dunera Boys and theirspirit. Even during their internment, they kept their connection to a lifefilled with learning, culture and spirituality. And through Dunera, we cando the same.

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ABOUT US

Dunera is an online hub where members of our community and beyond can access compelling content and live events, also participating in a range of cultural and communal activities from any device, at any time. It is an easy-to-use platform that aims to bring about a new sense of togetherness, even though we are apart.

CONTACT US

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contact@dunera.com

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