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Trust Talk: Design and Production of the Crimson Carpet for Government House, Sydney

act 29 Jul 2019
Government House, Sydney, is a ‘working State House’, rather than a historic house museum ‘frozen in time’. The need to re-establish it as a showcase for the best contemporary Australian art, craft and design brought about To Furnish the Future project with a design team and competition to design a
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Mark Strizic  The Estate of Mark Strizic

Trust Talk: Robin Boyd in Canberra

act 15 Jul 2019
This talk focusses on the period of 1952 to 1972: from Boyd’s first Canberra commission with a house for Manning and Dymphna Clarke; to the year following his untimely death and the completion of Churchill House. Over that twenty years the city grew from a population of around 24,000 to
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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2019

act 24 Aug 2019
Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)     What’s your story? We invite you to tell us about a special Canberra place, a space important to you as part of this year’s Heritage Symposium. Your 5-minute
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Behind the scenes

act 20 Jun 2019
…… at the Endangered Heritage conservation lab. The National Trust (ACT) and Victoria and Andrew Pearce from Endangered Heritage invite you to take a walk into the lab where you can see heritage conservation in action.  Here’s where special, often precious items can be assessed and treated so that their
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Heritage Walk 28 Aranda Bushland

act 22 Sep 2019
This walk in the shadow of Black Mountain takes us through Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve and several layers of ACT history. The Reserve protects a grassland remnant, a now much diminished ecosystem in the ACT and beyond. We will visit a stand of snow gums far from their usual high
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Heritage Walk 27 Griffin’s Lost Lines in Russell, Campbell and Reid

act 25 Aug 2019
This walk is for those who like to uncover mysteries. If you know where to look in inner Canberra, traces can be found of what came before and after Walter Burley Griffin’s modern city.  There was once a small road-side building in Reid that was the district’s data link to the wider world.  Roads and a railway
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Heritage Walk 26 North Mulligans

act 28 Jul 2019
After car pooling at our meeting point we’ll drive to ACT Heritage listed Elm Grove, a fine example of a pastoral property that demonstrates the way of life of immigrant graziers who settled in the Canberra area from 1840. In recent years the paddocks, where sheep grazed for 150 years,
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Heritage Walk 23 Pastoral Harrison to Gubur Dhaura

act 23 Jun 2019
Three distinct eras will be on show as we walk along the historic Well Station Track to Gungaderra Homestead then across Flemington Road with its light rail, up to Gubur Dhaura—an Aboriginal cultural site. In the lead up to NAIDOC week, Ngunawal elder Wally Bell will share knowledge at this
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Norfolk Island – 8 Day Tour

act 23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED.  Norfolk Island, a tiny Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean, is defined by pine trees and jagged cliffs. Sandy beaches include Emily Bay, with reef-protected waters. Norfolk Island National Park offers views over palm forests from Mt. Pitt. In Kingston, the Norfolk Island
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