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The Mystery and Mystic Behind the Magic Lantern

sa 6 Nov 2020
Magic Lanterns were the earliest devices made to produce projections and have been around since the 17th century. Lanterns became extremely popular in the Victorian era as both public and private entertainment and were enjoyed by people of all ages. Discover the history of Magic Lanterns from a passionate collector
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Stangate House Garden Tour

sa 1 Oct 2020
Join Garden Historian and Horticultural advisor to the National Trust, Merilyn Kuchel, in a ramble through the extensive gardens surrounding Stangate House in Aldgate. The garden hosts a collection of over 700 camellias, and many magnificent mature trees including the equal largest English oak tree in Australia. Learn a little
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Monotreme Magic Art Workshop

sa 10 Dec 2020
Are you drawn to the unique beauty of our very special echidna and platypus? Share in local artist Zinia King’s love of these magestic creatures and learn to draw them in Zinia’s unique pen and watercolour style. For those who feel less confident and just want to work on their
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Spring Time Watercolour Workshop

sa 22 Oct 2020
It’s spring! Embrace the beautiful weather and join local artist Zinia King in the stunning Stangate House gardens. Learn how to sketch flowers on the go and then use Zinia’s unique pen and watercolour technique to create your own beautiful bouquet on paper. All materials and tea/treats supplied, just bring
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Curtain Up – Dim the Lights Floortalks

sa 24 Oct 2020
  Curtain Up – Dim the Lights The Grand Dames of Early Theatre in Adelaide The current costume display at Ayers House Museum showcases an Adelaide theatre scene from the 1850s to the 1920s. For a peak into the dazzling theatrical world of the late 19th and early 20th century, come see five
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The Australian Festival of Marmalade

sa 1 Nov 2020
Welcome to the Australian Festival of Marmalade! We are delighted to be running the Australian Marmalade Awards in 2020, marking the 5th anniversary of this wonderful community event, where this year’s Marmalade Champions will be announced and awards presented to all the competition finalists. The Australian Festival of Marmalade 11am
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Samson House Stone Conservation Workshop

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We are constantly learning more about the conservation of our places and are keen to share the experience with the community. Together with Colgan Industries, we are offering an exclusive opportunity to develop your knowledge of best practice stone conservation while helping to conserve historic Samson House in Fremantle. The
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Beaumont House Open Garden Day

sa 27 Sep 2020
Come and enjoy the splendour of the Beaumont House garden in full bloom. Come along and discover the lovingly restored gardens. Mauve wisteria and purple wigandia in full bloom are the stars of a colourful Spring garden. Learn about the early history of these experimental gardens and visit the heritage
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Our Heritage in the Australian Capital Territory

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  The National Trust ACT supports the following letter addressed to Mick Gentleman MLA, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, on behalf of a group of concerned individuals with a long and deep passion for, and involvement in, the heritage of the ACT – Our Heritage in the Australian Capital
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Botanical Hand Stitching

sa 29 Oct 2020
Be inspired by the gardens at Stangate House and learn how to create botanical hand embroidery stitches. Open to all skill levels- beginner to advanced, basic materials supplied and further kits available for sale on the day. Bring along a pair of scissors and all other materials are supplied .
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Strawberry Hill is entering a new phase. Come and be a part of it!

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We are on the search for volunteers to help in the following areas: the new kiosk serving customers and ticketing meeting and greeting visitors. The other very important role to fill is the Strawberry Hill tour guide. This role involves guiding visitors around the house and grounds.
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Expressions of Interest – Wonnerup Collections Packing Project

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Download the Expression of Interest document here Works will soon begin to carry out reroofing and minor conservation works to the two historic houses at Wonnerup. The existing timber shingle roofs are in poor condition and have deteriorated to such a point that they require total replacement. As further investigation
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National Trust seeks Expressions of Interest to lease the Collie Roundhouse

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The National Trust is now calling for expressions of interest for this special opportunity. It is a mid 1950s building constructed to maintain up to 14 steam locomotives at a time servicing the state’s vital coal industry. By the 1970’s the Roundhouse and its Turntable were decommissioned, becoming a place
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Expression of Interests to lease Collie Roundhouse

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The Roundhouse is strategically placed at the western end of town and offers opportunities for infrastructure and community use through the development of a site which connects to the town and its Visitor Centre. The Collie Roundhouse is a 1950s building constructed to house up to 14 steam locomotives at
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Heritage Conversations: Birds of Peninsula Farm

wa 11 Oct 2020
You are invited to join Mr Viv Read, Chair of Birdlife WA and Anne Brake, Senior Manager, Marketing and Community Services of the National Trust of Western Australia, as they talk all things birds in this beautiful part of the Swan River. Starting the morning on the verandah at Peninsula
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Media Release: The ACT National Trust calls for ACT Election Heritage Boost

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The ACT National Trust (the Trust) has called on candidates contesting the upcoming ACT election to commit to policies that will safeguard and promote the Territory’s cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage. MEDIA RELEASE and 2020 ACT Election Policy Statement – 15/9/2020
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ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE DUMPS – CAN YOU HELP?

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While we are all restricted in where we can travel, would you like to help us in an historical archaeological project from your home?   Eric Martin (Councillor National Trust) and Peter Dowling (Councillor CDHS & National Trust) are joining forces investigating historic dump sites and landfill sites in the ACT.  During the construction of Canberra from the early years
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2020

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Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards! Thanks go to the organizers, judges, the presenter of the Awards, Minister Mick Gentleman, and to our sponsor Capital Holdings Group and all who participated. Four plaques were awarded for outstanding projects:  Reroofing St John’s
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Library Resources

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The ACT National Trust has over 950 books in its library, mainly on local ACT and regional topics, but some of national interest as well. The library is located in the office on the second floor of the Griffin Centre, 20 Genge St, Civic. You can give us a call
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NTAV 64th AGM

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Members are advised that the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 64th Annual General Meeting will commence at 11.00am on Saturday 21 November 2020.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual AGM conducted online.  Members will receive instructions on how to access the meeting in due course.
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Curtin Family Home Lecture 2020

wa 24 Sep 2020
Peter Kennedy, esteemed journalist, political reporter and author will present the Curtin Family Home Lecture for 2020. John Curtin served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia from 1941, leading the country for the majority of World War II. Before this time, in 1917, John Curtin moved to Perth and
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