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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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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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The powerhouse journey to save the museum

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The Minns government has announced plans to scrap the redevelopment of the Powerhouse Museum and instead invest in its restoration, choosing the more sustainable option and ensuring that the historic precinct continues to shine.
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Your guide to finding the right volunteer opportunity

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Find out how to you can lend a hand at the National Trust and make a difference caring for nature and history.
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Spotlight on Grossmann House

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Roses, vintage textiles, and a house packed with treasures make Grossmann House a fascinating place to visit in Maitland. Here are some of the highlights you'll see when you visit this heritage gem.
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The best gardens to visit this spring

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Spring is finally here, and colourful buds are brightening gardens all around the state. National Trust gardens are renowned for their natural beauty and cultural heritage, so plan a day out at one of these spectacular spring gardens.
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Rethinking proposed development in Clocktower Square

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Plans to redevelop Clocktower Square in The Rocks have sparked concern from the National Trust (NSW) and raised questions about the impact on the surrounding historic area.
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From the archives: The National Trust’s oldest listings

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Did you know the NSW sky is listed on the National Trust Register? Read on to find out our truly oldest listings.
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Use a National Trust membership to see more of the world

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If you’re planning a trip overseas, a National Trust (NSW) membership can give you access to over 1,000 extraordinary heritage places globally.
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Two new listings join the National Trust Register

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A historic copper mine and a magnificent 19th century Victorian home are the latest places to join the National Trust (NSW) register, reflecting the interesting range of heritage sites across New South Wales.
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A win for heritage: Court protects North Sydney’s MLC Building from demolition

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North Sydney’s first high-rise, the MLC Building, has been saved from destruction.
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Heritage recipe: Mrs Ross’ Sugar Buns

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Discover how to make the ultimate old-fashioned sugar bun with this delightful recipe from Saumarez Homestead.
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Volunteer stories: meet four young volunteers at Grossmann House

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We might think that volunteering is something to do later in life, but recently four young women joined the team at Grossmann House, bringing the vitality and enthusiasm of youth along with a robust work ethic. Here we talk to them about why they joined, what they do, and how to encourage more young people to start volunteering.
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