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Exciting book launch and shipwreck mysteries explored at Robe

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On Friday 11 April and Saturday 12 April, our Robe branch hosted some exciting back-to-back events – a book launch on the Friday and a workshop on the Saturday about conserving maritime artefacts in concert with the Australian National Maritime Museum and its collabroation with the Dutch embassy. Please see
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Glenside Code Amendment Meeting

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It was brought to our attention by Member for Bragg Jack Batty that the Labor Government announced the initiation of a “Code Amendment that will seriously impact the local Glenside area – it proposes a significant increase to maximum building heights and, if it is approved, will see 20 storey
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Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

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On 31 July 2023 the Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts museum and cinema/theatre closed. The closure decision was made by the Tenterfield Shire Council as a result of the difficult economic environment and the Council’s financial position. The Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts library and café
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Paul Bangay & Como House

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This article was first published in the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Magazine (Spring 2022 issue) “Gardens evolve”, insists Paul Bangay, “I don’t think they should be frozen in time”.   How then does Australia’s foremost contemporary garden designer approach the restoration of the famous gardens at Como, one of National
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Pentridge

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Written by Michael Veitch, author and playwright. This article was first published in the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Magazine (Autumn 2023 issue) In this realm of stone and iron, the first thing that strikes you is the hush. Not the hush of a quiet forest, nor even the solemn
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Women, Children and Gaol 

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Come and see the new interpretation at the Old Melbourne Gaol  Old Melbourne Gaol is celebrated its 50th year as a heritage site in 2022. It is a place anchored in the streetscape of Melbourne; the legal precinct dominates this part of Russell Street. Absorbed against the grounds of RMIT
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Conservation Tips for Owners of Heritage Homes

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Maintaining the character of a heritage home is an investment that comes with some important considerations to make. Here are nine practical tips to help you care for heritage buildings, and in doing so help preserve the richness of our built landscape.    First, look before you leap Get to know
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Rippon Lea’s Kinkarakami Wallpaper

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It was 7 years ago that the Tokyo based Kinkarakami Institute was commissioned to create approximately 10 square metres of gold embossed wallpaper, recreating the pattern and texture of the hall filler paper at Rippon Lea. The newly crafted and installed wallpaper represents the culmination of almost 10 years of
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The Story of the Hepburn Graves

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Captain John Stuart Hepburn was in the first party of overlanders from Sydney to the Port Phillip district in 1836. Born in Scotland in 1803, he became a mariner and after having landed in Hobart, entered into a plan to overland stock from New South Wales to Central Victoria.  In
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All Hands on Deck

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A recent Polly Woodside research project* has brought to life new stories about conservation, collegiality, enduring passions and commitment.  Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the volunteer supported conservation work on the Polly Woodside. To commemorate this milestone, the Trust commissioned a study to audit and
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ANZAC Biscuits – Australian War Memorial

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Anzac tile or wafer recipe The army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread, though, the biscuits are very, very hard. Some soldiers preferred to grind them up and eat as
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Joan Lindsay’s Valentine’s Day Card Collection

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St Valentine’s Day this year marked the 100th wedding anniversary of Daryl and Joan Lindsay, who eloped at the Marylebone Registry Office in London on February 14, 1922. Both Daryl and Joan were born into influential creative families. Daryl was a member of the famous Lindsay family of artists and was
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Stitch by Stitch – Pixel by Pixel

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Barwon Park mansion in Winchelsea was built for Thomas and Elizabeth Austin from 1869-1871 and Elizabeth remained living in the house until her death in 1910. The mansion was sold in 1912 to the Batson family, who generously bequeathed it to the National Trust in 1973.  From contemporary newspaper articles
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House Museums

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Written by Fiona Gruber. This article was first published in the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Magazine (Spring 2022 issue). On a recent visit to the National Trust-run home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle in London’s Chelsea, three things became apparent; one, that it was the home of two very talented
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M/FW x VAULT Upcycling Initiative

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Don’t miss our next runway event at VAULT Block Arcade as part of the 2022 Melbourne Fashion Week. Melbourne-based fashion designers were invited to choose a pre-loved garment from the collection to upcycle it into a new, wearable piece to be showcased on the Block Arcade fashion runway on Friday 14
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NATIONAL TRUST (NSW) INDIVIDUAL 12 MONTH MEMBERSHIP COMPETITION

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PROMOTOR: National Trust of Australia (NSW) ABN: 82 491 958 802 The National Trust Centre Upper Fort Street, Millers Point (The Rocks) Sydney Head Office open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Mailing Address: GPO Box 518 SYDNEY NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA   1.    TERMS: These terms and conditions comprise of Part
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