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National Trust Heritage Festival :: Conflict & Compassion

Dirk the Dibbler, Pogo the Pygmy Possum and Lenny the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect were thought to be extinct. It's a great surprise that they're all alive (although they are on the brink).

Join the National Trust in 2016 as we re-explore our regions and rediscover amazing treasures through the National Trust Heritage Festival.

We invite you to be part of our festival by submitting your cultural & heritage related events. It's free to register.

The theme for the 2016 National Trust Heritage Festival is Discovery and Rediscoveries.
The festival will be celebrated from 16 April - 29 May 2016.

The National Trust Heritage Festival started in NSW in 1980 to nurture & promote heritage related events in NSW. From the 16 April – 29 May 2016 join the National Trust in celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage, through talks, tours, exhibitions and events across NSW, the National Trust invites people to explore our heritage and find out what has shaped Australia.

It is free to register a heritage related event for the festival. 40,000 copies of the printed guide have been distributed throughout NSW, but we are still wanting you to upload events on to our website. The heritage festival provides PR to encourage people to come to your events.


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Australian Heritage Week

Complementing the New South Wales Heritage Festival is Australian Heritage Week which runs from 16 - 24 April 2016. This national annual event celebrates the places and stories that make Australia and Australians special. The week is about:

Raising public awareness of the importance of conserving and protecting our special heritage places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the diverse historic sites that together reflect our development as a nation encouraging communities and organisations to host a local heritage event or activity providing an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.

The Australian Government supports the New South Wales Heritage Festival through funding and promotion of events on the Australian Heritage Week website.

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