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National Trust Heritage Festival :: Conflict & Compassion



Saturday 11 April - Tuesday 26 May 2015

Commemorating all conflict and how it has shaped our identity. Sharing our extraordinary stories of conflict and compassion. Realising the impact of all conflict on our identity.


The National Trust Heritage Festival started in NSW in 1980 as a celebration & promotion of all heritage related events in NSW. From the 11 April – 26 May 2015 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.

Conflict + Compassion, the theme for this festival and can be interpreted to cover everything from the centenary of ANZACs, to Australia’s Indigenous past. In finding humanity and positive outcomes in hard times, it celebrates and acknowledges goodness, creativity and the birth of mateship, an “Australian” identity filled with humour and yarns.

It is free to register a heritage related event for the festival.
The festival guide is distributed throughout NSW to libraries, councils, tourist information centres, to event participants and to all of our members. 40,000 copies of the printed guide will be printed. The heritage festival also provides PR to encourage people to come to your events. The National Trust Heritage festival's intention is to promote and inspire heritage throughout NSW.


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Australian Heritage Week


Complementing the New South Wales Heritage Festival is Australian Heritage Week which runs from 11 - 19 April 2015. 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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