18 APRIL- 31 MAY 2013
|There’s Nothing Like Australia’s Heritage. Join the National Trust in this annual celebration which brings together communities across New South Wales through events which will entertain, inspire and inform us all.|
|The theme for this year’s National Trust Heritage Festival, Community Milestones, is a celebration of the individuals, communities and their achievements which have become landmarks in the development of our built, natural and cultural environment. Local governments, businesses and community groups throughout the regions have worked hard to create events - including talks, tours, exhibitions, entertainments and open days - to celebrate people and places special to us all.|
In its 33rd year, the National Trust Heritage Festival is now celebrated Australia-wide. The National Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of The Heritage Branch of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage whose continued support since the start has enabled the Festival to grow, and to present some 2,500 events to over one million visitors over the years. The Trust also thanks communities everywhere for their creativity and enthusiasm in supporting the longest running community festival in New South Wales.
Please enjoy this celebration.
|Ian Carroll OAM|
President, National Trust (NSW)
|To assist you plan your event, download your Registration Kit, which consists of:|
|For more information please contact the Festival Manager, Eloise Hairman|
|Phone:(02) 9285 0123 (Mon-Fri, 9-5)|
|Australian Heritage Week|
|Complementing the New South Wales Heritage Festival is Australian Heritage Week which runs from 13 - 21 April 2013. 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. |