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The National Trust welcomes Yitzhak Yedid as the 2021 Prelude Composer-in-Residence at Gallop House

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The residency is part of a program run by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust and includes houses across Australia. In 2021 three Australian composers will take up Prelude residencies: Aviva Endean, Matt Laing, and Dr Yitzhak Yedid. Prelude is based on the sentiment expressed by Peggy Glanville-Hicks in 1958
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We need your aid to replace our balustrade

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Great news! Work recently commenced to replace the unsafe balustrade at historic Woodbridge. Through the generosity of our supporters, five panels have already been installed but we need your support to replace them all. Located on the banks of the Swan River, Woodbridge is widely considered to be one of
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We need your aid to replace our balustrade

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Located on the banks of the Swan River, Woodbridge is widely considered to be one of Western Australia’s finest surviving grand 19th century homes. Originally built in 1884 as the family home for agriculturist and newspaper proprietor Charles Harper, Woodbridge has recently undergone extensive conservation work. Further work is needed
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INSPIRE: Writer in Residence Initiative 2020

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The National Trust of Western Australia has partnered with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to establish writing in residence opportunities at National Trust properties. This is an exciting opportunity to tell Western Australian stories. Be inspired through residencies at National Trust places and being exposed to
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Thematic Study Project

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Proposals are sought from consultant historians with a well developed knowledge of Western Australian history and experience in the application of the Australian Historic Themes Framework to the exploration and understanding of heritage places. The National Trust manages a portfolio of heritage places that have been built over decades on
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Jewish Memorial Cemetery Rededication

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The death certificate of Mortiz Wertheimer (who died in Perth in 1895) could not be located by his descendants. Rose Raymen, a voluntary genealogical researcher and member of the JHGS-WA took up the challenge and was successful. The Wertheimer family was keen to add Moritz’s first name to the plaque
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2017 Old Farm Masterplan

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The National Trust of Western Australia has recently reviewed the 2012 Masterplan for Old Farm, Strawberry Hill and following a period of community consultation and widely circulated survey, has prepared a revised version to submit to the City of Albany for endorsement. This process is a key component in the
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Fanny Balbuk: Perth Resistance Fighter

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On the 110th anniversary of her death, the National Trust of Western Australia welcomes the opportunity to share the extraordinary life of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel. Arguably the most important Whadjuk woman of the 19th century, this traditional Swan River woman lived through the British colonisation of Perth. Her powerful story
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Determining Priorities for Avondale

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Avondale is a place of regional and State heritage significance, intertwining the history of early European settlement, culture and tradition of the Ballardong Aboriginal people and a journey that envelops the development of agriculture in this state. Avondale should be a place that integrates natural, Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage
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Ellensbrook Heritage Conservation Workshops

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The course is suitable for a range of community members including heritage professionals and those working, or looking to work, in the construction industry. No previous skills are necessary. Core subjects include: Salt damp remediation Lime technology- crack injection and lime grouting Repointing techniques Manufacturing traditional lime mortars (quick lime
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New Funding brings Fanny Balbuk Yooreel to the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival.

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The National Trust will connect the Perth community to  Fanny Balbuk Yooreel with $40k Lotterywest funding and valued partners including Noongar Elders, City of Perth, Professor Sue Broomhall, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, WA Inspired Quilters, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The project includes a
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Christmas Island’s Heritage

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Since this initial visit, the National Trust developed partnerships with local organisations and were able to secure funding under the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s Indian Ocean Territories Community Development Grants in 2015 to formulate a strategic framework and approach to Christmas Island’s heritage. Working with the community in
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Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop

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A practical materials conservation workshop, led by David Young and in conjunction with Peter Baxendale, will be held at Ellensbrook, a National Trust property in Margaret River, on Tuesday 22 November. Ellensbrook was settled in 1857 by Alfred and Ellen Bussell in Mokidup, an area of considerable significance to the
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Lotterywest funding backs a new future for Ellensbrook

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A National Trust team will lead the conservation of Ellensbrook, liaising closely with the Aboriginal and broader communities as well as business in the Margaret River region to ensure visitors can enjoy this very special place in sustainable ways.   Environment Minister Albert Jacob said restoring the 1857 homestead and
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Ellensbrook Call for Proposals: Community & Stakeholder Consultation

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The National Trust has received a grant from Lotterywest to undertake conservation and interpretation works combined with education and community engagement activities at Ellensbrook, a project that will be carried out during 2016/17. The ultimate aspiration is to provide an international quality heritage offering to the community and tourists who
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Ellensbrook annotated bibliography / historical sources review

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The history of Ellensbrook attests to both the amicable and frequently volatile relations between Aboriginal people and the early colonists. It offers the unique potential to explore these relationships, to redress an imbalance in the telling of these histories and to contribute to the process of reconciliation. The place is
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Gallop House Conservation Works

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Nanulgarup, Dalkeith Farm, Gallop Gardens. The National Trust of Western Australia, through the vision and generosity of the Feilman Foundation and a partnership with the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers’ Trust has established a composer in residence program at Gallop House. The Australia Council for the Arts, APRA, the Bundanon Trust and
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Wanslea Conservation Works

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BACKGROUND AND ISSUES: The orphanage was built in 1905 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was extended in 1919. The building is two storey red brick, tuck pointed on the front and sides with rendered bands (blood and bandage effect). The roof is corrugated iron and there is
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Sound from the Ground

Sound from the Ground

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In 2016, classical  guitarist Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald was artist in residence at East Perth Cemeteries. He created a music narrative, both historical and contemporary, to reveal new and unexpected layers of significance and stories told by the Cemeteries’ graves. The residency included the commission of an original work by Perth 
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Rare Watercolour Returns to Western Australia

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A 19th century sketchbook containing a watercolour painting of Western Australiaís first settlement at The Old Farm, Strawberry Hill in Albany is the latest addition to the National Trustës collection.
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This Saturday Ask the Expert at the Old Observatory during our Jewellery  Small Antiques Show

Mulga Foundation

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The Mulga Foundation was established in 2012 under the auspices of the National Trust of Australia (WA). The Foundation works with Aboriginal communities in the North West to assist communities in developing and implementing their vision for their country, community and culture
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