Image: Nina Hamilton

Built in 1845, this is the oldest synagogue in Australia and a rare example of Egyptian Revival architecture. Designed by former convict James Thomson the foundation stone was laid in 1843 and was consecrated in 1845, on 4 July. The synagogue still hosts services today.

Address: 59 Argyle St, Hobart

Highlights: One of the few remaining synagogues in the world built in the Egyptian Revival style, features hard benches used by Jewish convicts.

Building specs: Type: Synagogue. Year Built: 1845. Architect: James Thomson