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Historic Rail Trail Terms & Conditions

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National Trust Heritage Festival Historic Rail Trail Bicycle Tour Date: Saturday 15th May 2021, 6.45am to 10.30am Start / Finish: Yarrawonga Village car park, 5 McKenzie Place, Yarrawonga   Enter off Yarrawonga Road opposite Gateway Shopping Centre or via Wallaby Holtze Road.  Route: Yarrawonga Village to Wishart Siding. Sealed bike path
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Did you know?

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The mossy stones which border the pathway into Burnett House are relics from Vestey’s Meatworks. Vestey’s Meatworks was a large abattoir set up in 1914 by the British Vestey Brothers, who were once the largest meat conglomerate in the world. Vestey’s was the most ambitious economic venture in the Northern
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Early Days

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EARLY DAYS In 1870 South Australian Superintendent of Telegraphs Charles Todd, organised three teams to lay the overland telegraph wire. He appointed John Ross to lead the exploration party. Using explorer John McDouall Stuart’s maps, Ross generally followed Stuart’s trail, which was itself a traditional trade route created and travelled by
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Gone with the Wind

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The Night Dawn’s House was Blown Down During the last few days leading up to Christmas 1974 the sky was overcast and the atmosphere unusually heavy. Although we noted and took heed of the frequent cyclone warnings being broadcast, it was only in hindsight that we appreciated the cause of
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National Trust (ACT) supports Commonwealth heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin and Adjacent Lands

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Proposed heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin – 26 February 2021
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Victorian Tree of the Year Nominations Open

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Nominations are now open for 2021 Victorian Tree of the Year.    The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is the state’s leading advocate for the protection of trees, celebrating the benefits they provide to our communities. Since 1982 the Trust has classified over 20,000 trees in 1,200 places across the state
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Arafura Music Collective – Times of Change

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Are you looking for some time for reflection and renewal as we head towards the end of 2020? Arafura Music Collective presents ‘Times of Change’ on November 29 at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. It is a stunning affirmation of the power and relevance of musical creativity in times of uncertainty,
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Gulf Branch News

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Gulf Branch update for October 2020. A special Welcome and thanks  to all  our new Gulf Branch members  Leanne Cameron, Seumas Christir- Johnstone, Cherie Gaffney, Catherine Hinton, Karol Jarentonski , Karen Maloney, Craig McCormack,  and Patsy Shadforth  and all our old residents who have renewed their memberships! Visitors continue to
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Gulf Branch News for September 2020

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Gulf Branch Enews update for September 2020: Gulf Branch Members are still kept busy caring for the Old Borroloola Police Station, maintaining the grounds, opening and closing, banking, etc. and organising fencing materials and work crew for the replacement of the old fence which has suffered damage from vehicles and
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Darwin Branch update

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Name change Yes, we are again the Darwin Branch. The former Larrakeyah Branch of the National Trust (NT) has officially changed its name back to the Darwin Branch. This decision was unanimously voted for by the Larrakeyah Branch committee and was formally ratified at the last Council meeting. Originally we
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Afternoon Tea at Burnett House

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Sunday, July 19th 2020 was the date of our first post-COVID afternoon tea at Burnett House. We were overbooked to the extent that we had to turn people away and could not accommodate those on the wait-list.   In all, we served about 74 people for the day plus a couple
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Karama Seniors Talk: A History of Darwin’s Northern Suburbs by Trevor Menzies

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Towards the end of last year, the Darwin City Council’s Karama Library asked the National Trust if a speaker was available to give a talk to the Karama Seniors Group. The suggested topic was on the history of Darwin’s Northern Suburbs. Trevor Menzies, Manager/Curator of Roadmasters House Museum, responded to
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News from around the Territory by Janet Leather

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From a relatively quiet start to the Year with a drawn out slow hot not very wet wet season, fires across most of southern Australia and now the whole country and the world in Covid-19 lockdown. The unexpected has been happening, our Trust Properties closed across the Territory mid-March, Festivals
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Position Vacant – Director, National Trust (NT)

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POSITION VACANT: Director, National Trust (NT) Location:  National Trust (NT), Darwin Term:  2 year contract, part-time (.8 FTE) Package:  $99,000 pa (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation Responsible to: President of the National Trust (NT) Board Closing date: Monday 16 March 2020 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and/or
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Welcome from our A/C President

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The Trust year has started off with a successful Goyder’s Day observance on the 5 February under the direction of Trevor Menzies down at Roadmasters House, No 1 McMinn Street! The 12 February marked another farewell as we offered our best wishes to our Director Tim Dixon, with a morning tea
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A recent visitor to Darwin by Eddie Webber

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From possibly as early as the 1500s to 1907 fishermen from Makassar would sail with the North-West monsoons to the northern coast of Australia in search of Trepang (Sea Slug) for the lucrative trade with China (generally around December). In some years up to a thousand fishing, praus would descend
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Goyder’s day 2020

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About 30 persons attended the National Trust’s annual Goyder’s Day event at Roadmasters House on 5th February. Goyder’s Day commemorates the arrival of the Northern Territory Survey Expedition under South Australia’s Surveyor-General, George Woodroffe Goyder, to survey land for a settlement that has since evolved into the City of Darwin
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Goyder’s Day Commemoration 2020

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Goyder’s Day South Australia’s Surveyor-General, George Woodroffe Goyder, arrived in Port Darwin on 5th February 1869 with a team of 135 men to survey land for a settlement. His ship Moonta dropped anchor in the harbour that afternoon and Goyder with a small party rowed ashore in a small boat
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Expression of Interest

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  2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Coordinator Great opportunity to deliver the 2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Festival is between 18 April and 19 May 2020 Festival theme is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’ Unleash your creativity, exercise your people and organisational skills, become a part-time festival coordinator. The National Trust (NT)
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Larrakeyah Branch Christmas Party

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About 40 Members and Volunteers attended our Christmas party held 6 December at Burnett House. Christmas parties are generally happy occasions but there was also sadness as this was the first Christmas party in recent memory that was not attended by our Territory President, Trevor Horman, but we trust he
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Gulf Branch December update

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GULF Branch of National Trust NT update for December! 2019 has been a busy year with tourist, locals and local students visiting through-out the year in the Gulf Region! Extending the year with over 13 Outback Tourist Buses coming through caretaker Glen has been kept busy meeting, greeting and setting
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