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Stargazing at the Old Observatory: Return of the telescopes

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This special family night was the final event in our Western Australian Heritage Festival, supported by Lotterywest. We welcomed around 90 people to the Old Observatory to have our belated celebration to mark 125 years since the building’s completion. The event had originally been planned for November last year but
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ANZAC Cottage’s 107th Birthday

wa 12 Feb 2023
Friends of ANZAC Cottage are hosting a tour and talk from 4.15 pm and 5.15 pm on Sunday 12 February. On February 12, 1916, over 4,200 people attended an event that still resonates today. It was the building of heritage icon, ANZAC Cottage by volunteers from the Mount Hawthorn community.
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New exhibition explores the history of Parramatta River

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The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo is an exciting new exhibition at Old Government House exploring stories relating to the Parramatta River, from the significance of the area to the Dharug people to its role in feeding a starving colony and a campaign aiming to make its waters swimmable again.
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Peninsula Farm Café opens its doors once again

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Peninsula Farm Café is set in the grounds of the National Trusts’ Peninsula Farm, located on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan, in the now urban suburb of Maylands, Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat is a place of great historical importance to our state. The café has been reimagined by
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Sketching from Nature with Faye Wilson

nsw 10 Sep 2022 - 13 Apr 2023
Looking to learn a new skill or flex your creative muscles in beautiful surrounds? Join a either a full or half day “Sketching from Nature” workshop led by local artist Faye Wilson in the stunning Everglades gardens – the perfect inspiration for your creations. Learn about the techniques that botanical
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Kingston/Causeway/East Lake – from trains to workers to wetlands and lots more! Heritage Walk

act 26 Feb 2023
On this relatively short, but very varied, walk, we will learn about Walter and Marion Griffin’s vision for Canberra, early settlement in the area, railways which came (and went), dairy farms that existed until the 1960s, a community which built its own hall, and the wetlands created when the Lake
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Norman Lindsay Gallery 50th Anniversary Gala Weekend

nsw 25 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023
Experience the beauty of the former home and studios of artist Norman Lindsay at a special Gala Weekend celebrating 50 years of the Norman Lindsay Gallery, opening its doors to the public for free. Take a gentle walk around the expansive landscaped grounds that surround the house, before heading inside
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Moment In Time Exhibition

nsw 1 Apr 2023 - 28 May 2023
The Hartley Historic Site is a National Parks and Wildlife Service managed suite of Victorian buildings making up the village of Hartley with its centrepiece the Mortimer Lewis designed Hartley Courthouse, dating from 1837. The award-winning Moment in Time Exhibition created by local historian and National Trust member, Joan Kent,
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Celebrating the Lindsay legacy

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It’s been 50 years since the National Trust (NSW) began caring for the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Helen Glad, art historian and grand-daughter to Norman Lindsay, reflects on its acquisition and the crucial role members have played in funding essential work to conserve his legacy.
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The Golden Pipeline celebrates 120 years of service

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The heritage listed scheme, commonly known as the Golden or Goldfields Pipeline, was officially opened at Mount Charlotte, Kalgoorlie, on 24 January 1903, pumping fresh water 566km east from Mundaring Weir to the Eastern Goldfields. The brainchild of WA’s first Engineer-in-Chief CY O’Connor, the pipeline had a focus on delivering
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Riversdale Reminiscence

nsw 15 Apr 2023
There has been a flurry of activity at Riversdale and the volunteers would love to share with you their work around the property. This is a unique opportunity to hear previously untold stories of Edward and Emily Twynam’s family life. Great grandson, Stephen, will reminisce and share tales from family.
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The 2023 Teddy Bears’ Picnic

vic 26 Feb 2023
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic that you all know and love is returning to Rippon Lea Estate!
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2023 Salon des Refusés: The ‘alternative’ Archibald & Wynne Prize selection

nsw 6 May 2023 - 23 Jul 2023
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which
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Grant paves the way for Woodford Academy restoration

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Woodford Academy, the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains, has undergone important conservation and repairs, thanks to a NSW Government grant for State Heritage Registered properties.
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Lindesay After Dark

nsw 19 Apr 2023
Ever wished that walls could talk? Despite witnessing almost 190 years of progress, Lindesay – a spectacular 1830s harbourside mansion – remains untouched and makes for the perfect location to uncover the stories of the past. Join us to enjoy a glass of wine and canapés in the garden overlooking
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National Trust Vintage Clothing Sale 2023

vic 25 Mar 2023 - 26 Mar 2023
Shop vintage and designer clothing from the late 1800s to the present day.
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Shoes – Footsteps in the House of Discovery Curator Talk

vic 12 Feb 2023 - 2 Apr 2023
Learn about the Trust's collection of strange and wonderful shoes with Senior Curator Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna in the fabulous Ballroom at Como House.
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Vicki Cornish Artist in Residence Exhibition

nsw 3 Jun 2023 - 16 Jul 2023
Newcastle-based Artist in Residence, Vicki Cornish, will undertake her three month residency in the Fibre Makers’ Space at Brough House. Vicki has worked  in collaboration with the Friends of Grossmann & Brough Houses to interweave the threads of stories and objects which make the two unique National Trust properties such
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Enjoy Vivid from Sydney Harbour

nsw 31 May 2023
Vivid Sydney brings together a light, music and ideas festival like no other. Step aboard our private charter vessel to enjoy views of art installations and 3D projections as they transform Sydney’s architecture and open spaces along the harbour foreshore including The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Luna Park.
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Share your story in the Australian Heritage Festival

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This annual festival, organised by National Trusts around Australia, has become the country’s largest festival celebrating natural and cultural heritage. Local history groups, councils, museums, libraries and community organisations are welcome to take part and register an event in the Festival. “We’re excited to be a part of this national
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2023 Goldfields Pipeline Marathon

wa 16 Jul 2023
Participate in the annual Goldfields Pipeline marathon on Sunday 16 July 2023. The day comprises of 4 different distances: The Kalgoorlie Case and Drill 50 km Ultramarathon, Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42k marathon, Ellery Brookman half marathon and Retravision 10k fun run or walk. start times and locations vary with all events
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