Fanny Balbuk: Perth Resistance Fighter

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, Margaret River

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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Greenough Flats Historic Places EOI

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Call for expressions of interest   The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking expressions of interest from potential partners to create sustainable and compatible new uses for several significant heritage places on the historic Greenough Flats, 23km south of Geraldton. Proposals are welcomed to repurpose these places to suit
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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
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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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GWSS Historical Consultant Tender

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The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme (GWSS) commences at Mundaring Weir and ends at Mount Charlotte in Kalgoorlie. The GWSS comprised many components: the pipe, the dam, pumping stations, tanks, reservoirs, houses and many other small structures.   This brief is for engagement of an historian to investigate documentary evidence in
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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, Margaret River

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

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In 2015/16 classical guitarist Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald was artist in residence at East Perth Cemeteries. He created a musical narrative, both historical and contemporary, to reveal new and unexpected layers of significance and stories told by the collection of graves at the Cemeteries. The residency included the commission of an
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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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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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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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Ngalia Foundation

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The Ngalia Foundation has been established, under the auspices of the National Trust of Australia (WA), to conserve and interpret the Aboriginal heritage values of the North Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.
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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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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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