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Nominations Open for 2024 Victorian Tree of the Year

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is delighted to announce nominations for the 2024 Victorian Tree of the Year will open on Monday, July 1.
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What’s On: July 2024

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Use this essential guide to explore the very latest exhibitions, property openings and special events happening this July.
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Heritage myth busting

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Heritage has been a contentious topic in NSW this year, with the implementation of the Transport Oriented Development program and Low- and mid-rise housing reforms putting the spotlight on accelerated development inside historic suburbs. When considering how we can create more homes in NSW by way of infill development, heritage has sometimes been incorrectly labelled as a problem in the way of progress. Heritage Conservation Areas in particular have been put under much scrutiny.
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Collette Brennan appointed CEO

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Collette Brennan as its new Chief Executive Officer.
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New Catering Partner for Old Melbourne Gaol

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is thrilled to announce VenuesLive, in collaboration with the Scott Pickett Group, as the new catering partner for the iconic Old Melbourne Gaol.
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Barre Warre, Parrwang Karrung (The Barwon – Magpie Camp)

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is delighted that renowned artist Dr Deanne Gilson accepted a commission to create an artwork for Barwon Park Mansion.
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Heritage Awards 2024

Planning and heritage in a mongrel city

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CEO of GML Heritage, Sharon Veale, delivered an insightful keynote presentation at the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards, encouraging sustainable and equitable urban development. Here, she shares her views on ‘planning and heritage in a mongrel city.’
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Heritage Trips

Heritage-listed towns to visit this winter

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Looking for a cosy escape as the cold weather sets in? Check out these regional NSW heritage towns for a dose of both history and adventure.
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Archaeology programs for life-long learners

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about how archaeologists study the past? NTAV Education now offers several different programs that allow you to experience archaeology for yourself at two full-scale simulated archaeological sites.
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National Trust Branches

Support heritage in your local area: join a National Trust (NSW) branch

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Would you like to be a voice for heritage in your community? Volunteer at one of our NSW branches and help make a difference in your local area.
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The landscape is our heritage

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Aboriginal cultural heritage expert and Dharawal and Yuin man, Paul Knight shares his views on the importance of landscape and place in Aboriginal culture.
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Protecting history at Harper’s Mansion

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As we embark on a new appeal to restore Harper's Mansion, take a closer look at this special house and garden's history.
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Who was Rita Lee? The story behind Norman Lindsay’s most famous model

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Starting out as a factory worker, Rita Lee took up modelling to support her family and went on to inspire some of Norman Lindsay’s most famous artworks.
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Rippon Lea Estate hosts Minister for Environment and Water

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On Thursday 2 May 2024, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) was pleased to welcome the Minister for the Environment and Water of Australia, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, to Rippon Lea Estate.
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Discovering the secret Birdlife at Rippon Lea Estate

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Volunteer Guide Helen Williams shares her surprise at discovering the haven of birds that call Rippon Lea Home.
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Sharing the National Trust’s Art and Heritage Collection Online

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NTAV’s Collections & Cultural Projects Team are excited to announce that you will soon be able to access the Trust’s Art and Heritage Collection online through Vernon Browser. This project is part of an exciting collaborative partnership between the National Trusts of Victoria, Western Australia, and Queensland.
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Media Statement | National Trust response to proposed redevelopment of 44 Public Housing towers

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has issued a response to the proposed redevelopment of 44 Public Housing towers
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Vale Jeffrey Robinson

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Jeff Robinson.
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Media Statement | Department of Defence proposed demolition of WWII heritage

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Statement by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Australian Council of National Trusts on the proposal from the Department of Defence to demolish and remove buildings of significant historical relevance at Australia’s oldest air force base.
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White Bay Power Station comes back to life

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The National Trust (NSW) has long called for the protection of White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. As the station opens its doors for the first time in decades, we celebrate the restoration of this monumental heritage space.
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The best places to see autumn colour in NSW

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Discover some spectacular National Trust destinations, plus a selection of nearby iconic gardens for perfect autumn day trips.
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