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NSW State Archives exhibition ignites search for missing Queen Victoria album

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Using original glass plate negatives from the NSW State Archives Collection, the exhibition re-imagines a moment in history from nearly 140 years ago when Sir Henry Parks, Premier and Colonial Secretary of NSW, had an idea of presenting an album to the Queen that would showcase NSW and ‘display its
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Conserving Collie Roundhouse – EOI for Project Management Consultancy

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The Trust has been successful in an application to the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund (CFIDF) for funding that will enable remediation of the Collie Roundhouse site and conservation of the iconic structure. Collie Roundhouse presents substantial potential to contribute to the economic diversification of Collie and there is significant
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2019 Election of Directors – Call for Nominations & Timetable

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2019 Election of Directors – Call for Nominations & Timetable
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Court decides to retain the Roxy Theatre

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The National Trust (NSW) has been a leading and supporting voice with other organisations campaigning that the development application only accounts for a token of less than a third of the theatre’s original capacity of 1,923 seats-and no stage or back-of-house facilities whatsoever. “The National Trust welcomes the decision of
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National Trust Council Elections 2019

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ELECTION NOTICE Election of Officers pursuant to rule 47 of the National Trust of Australia (WA) Trust Rules Nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (5) Nominations will be accepted from Friday 26 July 2019. Nomination forms are to be completed in accordance with the National Trust
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2020 Election Issues Paper – comments and suggestions welcome

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Below is our 2016 Election Issues Paper together with the policy platforms for both the Greens and Liberal parties. The Labor Party did not produce a policy document. We have now commenced to process of revising our Election Issues Paper in readiness for the next election on 20 October 2020.
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Expressions of Interest – Cafés at Woodbridge and Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking an experienced operator/s to deliver an outstanding and unique food and beverage offering to complement these remarkable heritage properties. One of the two sites is a riverside location on the grounds of Woodbridge. It is a 200 m2 building that includes the
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Woodbridge Closure (MEDIA RELEASE)

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Thanks to Lotterywest, and a generous donor, some much needed conservation works will be happening at Woodbridge over the next few months. While the National Trust of Western Australia will be closing the historic house from 1 July through to November for these major works, the grounds and Riverside at
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Passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA

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It is with a heavy heart that the Chair of the National Trust Hon Michael Murray AM QC advises of the passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA. Max’s contribution to the National Trust was invaluable and we will miss his energy and commitment. Max moved to Perth from
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Curtin Family Home Winter Staycation

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The National Trust of Western Australia is offering members an exclusive 30% discount* when they book a stay at Curtin Family Home this winter. This former home of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin is located in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe. Relax and unwind in this comfortable home with the family or holiday on
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Buildings placed on National Trust Register

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They are the Officers’ Mess at the Glenbrook RAAF Base, Katoomba’s Palais Royale Boutique Hotel and the Savoy Theatre Building. “This is an important milestone for local heritage conservation,” said Blue Mountains National Trust Branch Chairman, Rod Stowe. Mr Stowe explained that while a listing on the Trust Register did
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A voice from the sewers

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In the last week, Sydney Morning Herald reporter, Andrew Taylor, wrote a feature that essentially called into question the value of heritage and decisions to list specific places, landscapes or items as being of heritage significance. The National Trust (NSW) Director, Conservation, Graham Quint was interviewed for the feature and
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Celebrating the 2,000 who ‘Make a World of Difference’ to us

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The National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, will this week celebrate with volunteers at the National Trust Centre at Observatory Hill for National Volunteers Week. Two thousand volunteers across the organisation are being acknowledged with communication from the National Trust (NSW) CEO, Debbie Mills and certificates will be presented to
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MEDIA RELEASE: 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is excited to announce the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year as the River Red Gum in Bulleen. The River Red Gum received an impressive 1,045 out of total 3,669 votes and took out the coveted title over the other 10 significant trees shortlisted.
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Inside the official home of our Prime Ministers

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Glimpse inside the official homes of our Prime Ministers – Kirribilli House and The Lodge.
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Australian Heritage Festival

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Final weekend 17-19 May! The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by Lotterywest. This is it! It’s your last chance to enjoy what this festival has on offer. Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. Perth Central Explore Perth with the Hooves to Highways look
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Launch of volunteering campaign for National Trust (NSW)

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The launch of the recruitment campaign follows the recent appointment of Melissa Green to the position of Volunteer Coordinator and will kick off during National Volunteering Week (20 -26 May, 2019) at the Goulburn Mulwarree Volunteer Expo. The state-wide campaign to recruit volunteers across the organisation will begin with a focus
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Museums and Galleries National Awards Winners!

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Two innovative National Trust of Western Australia projects – REST at East Perth Cemeteries and Ellensbrook at Mokidup – were applauded at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards in Alice Springs last night. REST at East Perth Cemeteries won the Interpretation, Learning & Engagement Award in the Level 2
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David Burdon’s address to National Trust Heritage Awards

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  In 1956 the architectural historian Morton Herman saw what was coming and rushed to produce his book “The Architecture of Victorian Sydney”. Before he had even got the manuscript to the publishers 19 more buildings shown in his publication had been demolished. Today, walking the streets of Parramatta or
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Philip Thalis address to the National Trust 2019 Awards

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Thank you for that welcome, Brian, and thank you to the National Trust for inviting me to speak today. I would like to first acknowledge that we are gathered here today on the traditional land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I thank Yvonne Weldon for her welcome
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Shed 26

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An open letter signed by 40 prominent Australians was released by the Save Shed 26 campaigners. Grand Designs Kevin McCloud who added his name to the petition said  through a representative “The conservation of historic buildings is about our industrial and commercial past as much as it is about churches and
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