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Drive your story! Margaret River Region drive trails

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The National Trust of Western Australia is excited to be a part of a new initiative from the Margaret River and Busselton Tourism Association. Five new self-guided drive trails will help you see more of what matters – in your own time. The MRBTA has curated a collection of five coast
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Tender for consultancy services: Historical Sources Project – Greenough on Yamatji Country

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Thanks to grant funding from Lotterywest, we are undertaking a series of research projects at Central Greenough to better understand the diverse heritage values associated with the place. This project will review existing histories of Greenough to reframe them in a contemporary context. It will result in the preparation of
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Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this prestigious award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. First established in 1999, the Margaret Feilman Medal is managed by the National Trust. By nominating someone
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INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2022-23

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The INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative offers writing in residence opportunities at National Trust places. The program will help to conserve and share the stories of our places, through activation of heritage assets by storytelling, engagement, participation, and interpretation (assets being places, collections, cultural stories). This initiative is being offered
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Prelude Composer in Residence program

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The residency is part of a program run by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust, offering year-long residencies to allow composers to focus on their craft while residing in heritage-listed homes in Perth and Sydney. The Perth resident occupies beautiful Gallop House in Dalkeith, which is managed by the National
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Heritage our past, our present, our legacy for the future

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Our heritage, enriched by its traditions and its diversity, provides a sense of pride in valuing place and identity, and includes major social, economic and environmental benefits.
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Curtin Family Home in safe hands

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Former Australian Prime Minister John Curtinís family home in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe, Western Australia is available for short stay accommodation
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This Saturday Ask the Expert at the Old Observatory during our Jewellery  Small Antiques Show

Budadee Foundation

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The Budadee Foundation was established in December 2012 to bring together senior law people from a number of groups to support and develop cultural activities within the inland Pilbara region with a particular focus on the Woodstock Abydos Protected Reserves and the broader Nullagine area.
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Stirling House Conservation Works

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A successful public-private partnership between the National Trust of Western Australia and childcare operator Schools of Early Learning has delivered an outstanding compatible and sustainable use outcome at a State Registered Heritage Place.
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57 Murray St Conservation Works

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The National Trust of Western Australia commenced a major conservation and adaptive reuse project on The Public Health & Medical Department Offices (former) at 57 Murray Street in Perth in March 2013.†
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