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Rippon Lea Estate announced as a finalist in top Wedding Industry Awards

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Congratulations to the National Trust Victoria team at Rippon Lea Estate who have been announced as finalists in the 2024 Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards for the second year running.
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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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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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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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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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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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