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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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What’s On: April 2024

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Use this essential guide to explore the very latest exhibitions, property openings and special events happening this April.
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Our People: Sam Westbrooke – Executive Manager, Conservation and Advocacy

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In August 2023, Sam Westbrooke commenced in the newly created position of Executive Manager, Conservation and Advocacy, bringing together two important departments of the NTAV. In this post, Sam reflects on her vision for her role.
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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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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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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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Heritage Recipe: Como House Plum Pudding

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Learn how to make Mrs Armytage's famous Plum Pudding.
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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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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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National Trust Responds to Victoria’s Housing Statement

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has issued a response to the Victorian Government’s Housing Statement.
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Look Back: National Trust Heritage Trades Show 2023

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In April, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) hosted the inaugural Heritage Trades Show, providing visitors an opportunity to engage with people in the heritage industry and to learn more about being a good custodian of a heritage property - core to the mission of the NTAV's Como Approach.
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Gulf Station: A special visitor

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In March, Gulf Station had a very special visitor: William (known as Brien) Dickson, the great-great-great grandson of John Dickson who established Gulf Station in the 1840s. 
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Head to the High Country: Explore Charming Chiltern

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Chiltern is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Victoria's High Country. This charming town, with its rich history and picturesque landscapes, is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a glimpse into Victoria’s Gold Rush era.
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