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Synagogue of the Outback

165 Wolfram St, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Excellent and Surprising bit of History of the contribution of the Jewish Community to Broken Hill.

We appreciated the fascinating history of this remarkable place.Great credit to the Historical... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
sophiehannah
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sydney
An Historical Oddity.

A Synagogue in the Outback seems unlikely, but there was a large Jewish population in Broken Hill... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Tonbou
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Orange, Australia
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165 Wolfram St, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We appreciated the fascinating history of this remarkable place.Great credit to the Historical Society for maintaining this little known story in such fine condition.I noticed that the other visitors today were also very engaged by the exhibition and interested in the House and Synagogue and...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A Synagogue in the Outback seems unlikely, but there was a large Jewish population in Broken Hill at the end of the 19th Century, mainly from Eastern Europe / Russia, who had fled homeland persecution. They plied their traditional trades, mainly tailoring and commerce, and...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the remote Jewish community and its roots. Margaret and Jack were terrific hosts who were extremely keen to share their knowledge and a pleasure to engage with. The museum was closed when we got there, but we contacted...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wonderful to walk around and take in as much as you can at your own pace. Gold coin donation for entry. Full of history.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is set up as the original synagogue and also a research area as well as a museum holding Titanic memorabilia. It was very interesting also to talk with the lady who looks after the museum. Put it on your list of things to do,...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Accompanying our daughter who is a history buff I was not expecting very much from this museum. Instead we found a fascinating place with well laid out displays and a very helpful volunteer, Margaret Price, who provided a lot of information and history. There is...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We enjoyed a fascinating morning at the Synagogue of the Outback. Interesting and insightful information provided by our guide, volunteer Margaret Price, who shared with us many relevant anecdotes and stories of the past 100 years. An additional pleasure was the memorial to the Titanic...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Visited there on a wednesday. Was told this was the place to find the historic society, Margaret and Bill were very helpful, discovered lots of old photos of miners..

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

I really wanted to see this museum, however I could never reconcile the opening hours. The sign out front, the advertised hours by the travel center, and the website all state different times. Needless to say I was never able to see them open. Very...More

Thank Wende R
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Margaret, the curator, was a font of knowledge. Would strongly recommend a visit - you apparently need to pre-book through the historical society but that was taken care of by Boutique Tours.

Thank Neville F
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