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2021 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, the Margaret Feilman Medal recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The medal’s namesake, Margaret Anne Feilman OBE, was Perth’s first qualified town planner and Australia’s first
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Expressions of interest – Collections inventories and Significance assessments

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As the places are geographically diverse consultants may submit to work on only one, a selection, or all of the places identified on the understanding they are able to meet the timeframes. The inventories are to be completed no later than 30 July 2021 and the significance assessments by 13 August
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Expressions of Interest – East Perth Cemeteries Boundary Interpretation Project

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The project is to develop content, and to design, fabricate and install prominent signage on the Plain Street boundary fence to attract the attention of vehicular traffic; and to write and produce a series of audio short stories to be made accessible via QR codes that will be mounted in
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INSPIRE: Writer in Residence Initiative 2021

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In 2021 INSPIRE expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. Writers can choose from potential residencies at Woodbridge, the East Perth Cemeteries, Peninsular Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle or the Curtin Family Home in Cottesloe. INSPIRE is an exciting opportunity for Western
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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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Strawberry Hill is entering a new phase. Come and be a part of it!

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We are on the search for volunteers to help in the following areas: the new kiosk serving customers and ticketing meeting and greeting visitors. The other very important role to fill is the Strawberry Hill tour guide. This role involves guiding visitors around the house and grounds.
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2020 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, the Margaret Feilman Medal recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The medal’s namesake, Margaret Anne Feilman OBE, was Perth’s first qualified town planner and Australia’s first
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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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Old Observatory Interpretation Project

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Proposals are sought from a consultant team experienced in working with heritage places to undertake an interpretation project that focusses on the Old Observatory and the work of the National Trust of Western Australia. There is currently no on-site interpretation of the heritage values of the Old Observatory. This project
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National Trust of Western Australia seeks stallholders for Ellensbrook Community Day

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The National Trust of Western Australia has planned a community event on Saturday, 23 February to re-launch Ellensbrook following significant conservation and interpretation works, supported by Lotterywest. Following an invitation only morning tea for Traditional Owners, the main event will begin with a welcome to country and formalities leading into
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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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