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BALLARAT SYNAGOGUE TALK AND TOUR The Ballarat Synagogue is the oldest synagogue on the mainland of Australia. Come along for a talk about the 160 year history of the synagogue, featuring some of the people, characters (and some Ballarat Jewish urban myths!) who have been part of our congregation, and major contributors to the Ballarat community.   WHERE: Corner Princes and Barkly Streets, Ballarat East WHEN: 10am–4pm, Sunday only. Talks at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. COST: Free BALLARAT FIRE STATION HISTORICAL EXHIBITION AND TOURS Ballarat’s oldest fire station still sits on its original site. Visit to view the extensive display of historical photographs, uniforms, equipment and trophies dating back to 1856. A restored 1938 Dodge Pumper will also be on display and available for photographs. Tours include climbing to the top of the 1864 bell tower. WHERE: 22 Barkly Street (corner of East Street), Ballarat East WHEN: 10am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday. Tours throughout the day on demand COST: Free, donations kindly accepted BALLARAT MURDER BUS TOUR One of last year’s most popular tours has returned in 2018. Join Eerie Tours on a 45-minute bus tour through Ballarat, stopping to visit some of the goldrush-period’s more well-known murder locations. Learn about how these disturbing incidences unfolded and how they impacted the community at the time. Limited capacity. Ages 16+. Not for the fainthearted. WHERE: Departs from the Ballarat Mining Exchan ge, Lydiard Street North  WHEN: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm for 45 minutes, Saturday. BOOKINGS: Tickets available online at eerietours.com.au COST: $15 per person heritageweekend.com.au 13