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Soil Week Australia: 5 to 12 December 2021

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World Soil Day fell on 5 December this year to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing by addressing soil health. We celebrate Soil Week Australia until 12 December. You are encouraged to watch and share this great short video, “The Soil Story” by Kiss
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Board of Directors for 2022

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On 27 November 2021 we held the National Trust's Annual General Meeting at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and announced our Board of Directors for 2022, as elected by National Trust members.
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Australian Heritage Festival returns in 2022

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We’re pleased to announce that the Australian Heritage Festival will return in 2022, running from Sunday 10 April to Sunday 8 May 2022 in Western Australia. The Australian Heritage Festival is your opportunity to share our amazing heritage with the community through tours, talks, exhibits, performances and virtual events. Most importantly,
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2021 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards finalists

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National Trust volunteers are finalists in the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021.
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Christmas Carols at the Farm

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Join in the Christmas fun on Saturday 11 December! Bring your friends and family and join us at Peninsula Farm on the banks of the Swan River for our annual Christmas Carols. Tuxedo Junction will ignite the caroller in us all with a wonderful mix of traditional and modern songs kids
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Reimagining Wonnerup House

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As you turn into the driveway of Wonnerup House you will see things have changed. Updated signage is the first indication of a new approach to storytelling at this important place. For more than two decades Wonnerup House has been presented as a colonial farm enterprise, focusing on the Layman
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Margaret Feilman Medal

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The recipients for this year’s Margaret Feilman Medal were announced on Wednesday night at the National Trust’s Annual General Meeting, in front of our members. We congratulate Dr Robyn Taylor and Judy Williams and thank them for their enormous contributions to the protection of and access to Western Australia’s heritage.
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Climate change, COP26 and the importance of our natural heritage

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For nearly three decades the United Nations has been bringing together almost every country on earth for annual global climate summits, referred to as ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP for short). In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. You can find
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Dine and Discover extended – use your vouchers to experience heritage

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From contemporary art to colonial furniture, manicured modern gardens to sandstone stables – we have something for everyone at our extraordinary properties across New South Wales. Following the most recent lockdown, we are delighted that our properties are gradually reopening from 4 November 2021 and many of which are participating
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NTAV 65th AGM

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Members are advised that the 65th Annual General Meeting will commence at 11.00am on Saturday 20 November 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual AGM conducted online.   65th AGM Details Date and Time: Saturday 20 November 2021 . The meeting
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Our doors are reopening

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From 4 November National Trust (NSW) properties are gradually reopening.
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Position of Heritage Officer

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Applications have now closed for this position. The National Trust of Australia (ACT) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to heritage – its conservation, its celebration, and related education in the ACT region and Australia wide.  The successful applicant will provide research and support to develop, promote, advocate and implement the
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Important updates from NTAV

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Opening Hours

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Please see our adjusted opening hours for all properties.
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Strawberry Hill / Barmup a WA Heritage Award finalist

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We’re delighted that Strawberry Hill / Barmup is a finalist in the 2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards. The Heritage tourism product category recognises a business or product that provides a heritage tourism experience and provides visitors with access to and/or interpretation of a heritage place. Strawberry Hill / Barmup has
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November Heritage Conversation: The Edward Street Baby Farm

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Stella will talk to us about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That Gripped a City, explores the social conditions that allowed 37 babies to die while under the care of
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The first regional gallery in the Southern Highlands has opened

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Retford Park in Bowral is now home to the region’s first art gallery, Ngununggula. Meaning 'belonging' in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, Ngununggula opened to the public on 12 October.
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Coastal classification project

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The team visited eight sites from Lancelin to Jurien and even took a boat trip out to Escape Island. Two places, Jurien Bay War Memorial and First Jetty, Cervantes (fmr), have now been classified, with others soon to join them. First Jetty, Cervantes The rock lobster fishing industry in the
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Largest ceremony for unmarked police graves held at East Perth Cemeteries

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Memorial plaques commemorating the officers, who served between 1828 and 1898, were installed on the relevant denominational fences throughout the cemeteries as part of the Western Australian Police Historical Society Graves Project. Around 70 people attended, including descendants of the officers, along with members of the WA Police, WA Police
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MEDIA RELEASE: Pentridge appoints National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as tourism partner

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Pentridge appoints National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as tourism partner Significant heritage buildings at Melbourne’s former Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge, which housed some of Australia’s most infamous criminals, are set to open for visitors in Spring 2022. To bring this experience to life, Pentridge has appointed National Trust of Australia
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