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The Heritage Advocate – Issue 1

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Welcome The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is in an exciting phase of rejuvenation and we want to share our heritage news and advocacy actions with our members, followers and supporters. This is the first edition of our new e-newsletter, The Heritage Advocate. This quarterly newsletter will outline our heritage
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Australian Heritage Festival Launch 18 April 2018!

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Find out what events are happening in Queensland during the AHF 2018.   Visit www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/qld/ and search for events in your town or city.
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Historical clothing made for Harper’s Mansion

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After a visit to the Southern Highlands, a group of Western Sydney women decided to recreate a piece of history for Harper’s Mansion. The Encore Historical Sewing Group visited the iconic Berrima mansion more than two years ago and decided to get their needles and thread out to create a
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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk 2018

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The Pioneer Women’s Trail honours the early German women settlers in Hahndorf who did exactly this. The colony of South Australia was barely two years old in 1838, when the first ships arrived with Lutheran refugees from Prussia who were eager to build new lives free from religious persecution. As
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Brough House exhibition evokes the spirit of Lily Briscoe

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Thanks to the hard work of a group of Maitland-based artists, the spirit of Lily Briscoe will be alive at Brough House.
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Enhanced East Perth Cemeteries website grant

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The Friends of the Battye Library has been successful in being granted funds of $94,500 by Lotterywest to develop an enhanced East Perth Cemeteries website. The project will be carried out in partnership with the National Trust of Western Australia and the new website will be hosted by the Trust
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East Perth Cemeteries grant received

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The National Trust of Western Australia has received a grant of $14,200 from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to develop a script and sound score for an intimate outdoor theatre performance at East Perth Cemeteries. The performance will reveal the West Australian stories of East Perth Cemeteries
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Ellensbrook Restoration help needed

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The National Trust of Western Australia is looking for experienced heritage builders and restorers to assist in the conservation of historic Ellensbrook, near Margaret River. The homestead was built in 1857 by Ellen and Alfred Bussell and operated as a home for Aboriginal children from 1899 – 1916. Since then,
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NTAV Easter Opening Hours (2018)

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Please note all properties are closed Good Friday.   Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday) Polly Woodside: Open Easter Monday and Good Friday (Closed Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday) Rippon Lea Estate: Open Easter Saturday and Monday 10am-5pm and Open Easter Sunday 10am-4pm (Easter Fun Day Event) (Closed
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A future for Avondale in bush produce research

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The National Trust of Western Australia is working with the Shire of Beverley to determine a sustainable future for Avondale Farm which respects the history and significance of this place. Although established as freehold farming land, in 1918 it was made available as a training farm for returned servicemen and
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2018 Australian Heritage Festival

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The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. The Australian Heritage Festival will launch on 18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites, which we hope will be even more inclusive and community inspired. In WA, the festival will run from 18 April – 20 May and we’ve provided lots of useful
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Australian Heritage Festival 2018- Register now!

qld
Register your event now for the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival,  Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. Join the National Trust in celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage, through talks, tours, exhibitions and events across Queensland. It is free to register.
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Glen Eira Residents Free To Enter Gardens at Rippon Lea Estate – Media Release

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) opens its gates to the City of Glen Eira The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) at the end of last year announced an exciting new partnership with the City of Glen Eira to open the gardens of Rippon Lea Estate free to local residents. Glen
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Emergency Community Advocacy Action

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A Community Action Meeting will be held to address the overwhelming community concern about the proposed development of a childcare facility at Sinnamon Farm. We will talk people through the proposed development and show you how to make your own submission to support the National Trust’s advocacy work for this
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National Trust Desk Diary 2018

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We still have some 2018 National Trust Desk Diaries in the National Trust ACT office and are for sale at the special price of $15.00. The theme is “Coast and Waterways of Australia”. They are a handy A5 size, ring-bound with a beautiful photograph or artwork on every page.
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National Trust supports listing of Thompson Square on National Heritage List

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“The Trust believes that Thompson Square and its pre-Macquarie era settlement of 1795 and archaeology dating back to 1814 and possibly earlier, must be kept intact and we are urging the construction of a Windsor by-pass. The proposed bridge construction and its approaches through Windsor would require the destruction of
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NTAQ requests Stop Work Order

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Activate your voice and send a letter of support to the Minister. The NTAQ has requested that the Minister for the Environment and Great Barrier Reef place a Stop Order on the proposed development so that the recommended actions can take place. Read more about the Development. Media Release: 22
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2017 National Trust NSW highlights

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Thank you so much for your support during 2017. We’ve had a fabulous year full of memorable events and exciting activities. Here are just some of our favourites from 2017.   1. The many facets of the award-winning painter were examined in the S. H. Ervin Gallery’s exciting and very
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