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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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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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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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Step back in time with the Harris Park Heritage Trail

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Parramatta is the second oldest city in Australia and its history runs deep. Get to know the area's history with the Harris Park Heritage Trail - a self-guided 2.4 kilometre walk that will take you past some of Parramatta's most significant colonial landmarks, including our very own Experiment Farm Cottage.
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Country weddings: the unique charm of Dundullimal Homestead

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Three couples share memories of their special day at Dundullimal Homestead.
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Rebels and trailblazers: celebrating Women’s History Month

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Behind many of our amazing places are equally remarkable women who once called these places home. From passionate conservationists to self-taught artists, we look back at their stories in celebration of Women’s History Month.
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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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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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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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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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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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Heritage Listings

Ask the National Trust: What does ‘heritage listed’ mean?

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We’re often asked about the process behind heritage listing a place. So how does it all work? Our heritage experts explain.
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How to create a thriving native garden

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With this summer tipped to be hot and dry, our bushland team has some helpful advice on how to prepare your garden.
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The Astor turns 100

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One of Sydney’s most distinguished residential buildings, The Astor, celebrates its centenary this October.
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