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Conserved for the Future: Joan Lindsay’s Album of Valentine’s Day Cards

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The novelist and artist Joan Lindsay (1896 - 1984) best known for writing Picnic at Hanging Rock, collected Valentine’s Day cards – unique Victorian-era items that are equal parts delicate, beautiful, and strange. She compiled her collection in a red leather album which was gifted, together with the contents of Mulberry Hill, to the National Trust by Sir Daryl and Lady Lindsay.
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Back to Black: A History of Fashion’s Most Dramatic Colour

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Favoured by royalty, rockstars and rebels, the colour black has had a surprisingly vibrant history. With a new exhibition of black in fashion opening at Old Government House, historian Lorinda Cramer examines the meaning and history of this mercurial hue.
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Rippon Lea Estate Jam Making Competition 2024

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Are you a jam maker? Enter a jar (or two) of your best home-made jam in Rippon Lea Estate’s Stone Fruit & Raspberry Jam Making Competition.
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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) appoints Interim CEO

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) has announced that it has appointed Philip Martins as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. Philip will take on the role from 15 February following the completion of Simon Ambrose's term as NTAV CEO.
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What’s On: February 2024

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Use this essential guide to explore the very latest exhibitions, property openings and special events happening this February.
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Hidden gems: our best historic venues in Southern NSW

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Are you looking for a venue in the Southern Highlands that's beautiful, unique, and steeped in history? Take a look at our venues in the area and get inspired for your next event.
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Barangaroo changes a better heritage outcome, but with a long way to go

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Revised designs for the last stage of Barangaroo’s waterfront revamp have been released. While the changes are encouraging, the proposed development still poses a threat to historic public views from Observatory Hill.
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National Trust and Melba Opera Trust launch inaugural ‘Salon Series’

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Experience the power of the classical voice in intimate and unique surroundings for a new ‘Salon Series’ co-presented by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Melba Opera Trust.
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Cool down with Culture: How to spend a warm Melbourne day

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As the summer sun beats down, finding ways to stay cool while still enjoying all that Melbourne has to offer becomes a top priority. Fortunately, our special places are brimming with cultural experiences that provide the perfect escape from the heat.
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Caring for our Horse Drawn Vehicle Collection

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is the custodian of an extensive horse-drawn vehicle collection, one of the largest in Victoria.
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My Day of Days: Joan Lindsay’s love affair with Valentine’s Day on display at Mulberry Hill

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A fascinating installation where love, curiosity and creativity meet. Mulberry Hill, the home that Joan Lindsay shared with her husband Daryl Lindsay, will open to the public every Sunday from the 11 February to 31 March 2024.
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Visit these heritage ocean pools this summer

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Our annual ocean pool round up is back! Dive into some of the most stunning ocean pools around NSW and find out their unique history.
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Classic quiche recipe

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Try this classic quiche recipe from the ever-popular Trust Café at S.H Ervin Gallery.
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Heritage Recipe: Como House Plum Pudding

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Learn how to make Mrs Armytage's famous Plum Pudding.
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2023 year in review

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As 2023 draws to a close, National Trust (NSW) CEO Debbie Mills, looks back on a big year for heritage.
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Top Things to do this Summer

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Welcome to the season of sun-soaked days, balmy evenings, and endless possibilities! From immersive family experiences, days out in nature or roadtips to discover our state's diverse landscapes, there is plenty to do and discover. Treat this as your guide to unforgettable experiences and make heritage, nature, and culture a stop on your summer getaways.
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Historic Mooramong Estate welcomes people to stay onsite

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Into The Wild Escapes, with the support of the Victorian Government, have partnered to launch three new tiny homes on the historic Mooramong Estate in Skipton, Victoria (Wadawurrung Country).
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The Big Community Cataloguing Project

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Earlier this year, the Collections & Cultural Projects Team launched an exciting pilot project - the BIG CCAT, or Big Community Cataloguing Project.
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Rippon Lea Estate featured on Channel 31’s ‘Sacred Spaces’

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On October 19, the Heritage Council of Victoria's latest episode of Sacred Spaces aired on Channel 31 featuring Rippon Lea Estate.
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The National Trust’s best picnic spots

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Try these idyllic National Trust gardens for family-friendly summer picnics.
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Guildford’s Red River Gum crowned 2023 Victorian Tree of the Year

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One of Victoria’s largest trees, a majestic River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) located near Guildford on the Midland Highway, has been awarded the prestigious title of 2023 Victorian Tree of the Year by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).
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