The Arthur Calwell was a Member of the Parliament of Australia between 1940 and 1972 and was the Australian Minister for Immigration between 1945 and 1949.

As Minister for Immigration, Calwell oversaw the relaxation of Australia’s immigration policy, which lead to Australia accepting tens of thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees from southern Europe,

Arthur Calwell was also Leader of the Australian Labor Party between 1960 and 1967.

In recognition of his support for the Jewish community and the State of Israel, the Arthur Calwell Forrest in Kisalon, Israel was dedicated by the Jewish National Fund of Australia in 1996.

Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive