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Year in review: 2021-22

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2021-22 marked an extraordinary year of conservation, celebration and community at the National Trust of Australia (NSW). We hope you enjoy our Year in Review 2021-22.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2022 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 26 November 2022 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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Board of Directors for 2023

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On 26 November 2022 the National Trust's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and the 2023 Board of Directors were elected by National Trust (NSW) members.
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Meet the recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2022-23

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Now in its third year, the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative is a partnership between the National Trust of Western Australia and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The five successful writers for 2022-23 are: Portland Jones, residency at Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat, Maylands Rachel Robertson,
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The Mill Manager’s House – Jarrahdale tourism opportunity

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The redevelopment of The Mill Manager’s House at Jarrahdale aligns closely with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Tourism Strategy 2018–23 and will bring economic and social dividends to the town. The Mill Manager’s House was built in 1881 when Jarrahdale was the site of the first major timber milling operations
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New bushland projects creating a greener Sydney

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We’re part of the global fight to tackle biodiversity loss and make our cities cleaner and greener. This year the bushland management team has been out working across Sydney, restoring native bushland in suburbs, golf courses and wetlands. Here are four of their most ambitious projects.
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Students piece together the mystery of a 280-year-old yellow dress

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Fragments of yellow silk discovered in a bag have been reconstructed into a historically accurate 18th century dress, thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the National Trust (NSW). The Yellow Dress will be on show for the first time this month.
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Coming events

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AGM – Thursday 17 November Ginninderry Stories – Saturday 19 November   Well Built: Simmie & Co Master Builders in Canberra 1926 – 1969 – exhibition and talk – Thursday 24 November More than roses, roses, roses Heritage Walk – Sunday 27 November Christmas Party at Namadgi Visitors Centre –
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Annual General Meeting 2022

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When: Sunday, 30 October 2022 – 3pm Where: Franklin House 413 Hobart Road, Youngtown, 7249 Cost: Free Bookings: For the purposes of catering please RSVP by Tuesday 25 October 2022 https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/526464/national-trust-of-australia-tasmania-agm-2022 or call (03) 6344 6233 email: admin@nationaltrusttas.org.au AGM Documents: 2022 Agenda: 2022 AGM Agenda 30 OCTOBER 2022 2022 Chairman’s
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Another sunny Jazz Picnic in the Gardens at Old Blythewood

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This event is a favourite in our calendar and this year it was delivered as part of the Western Australian Heritage Festival, supported by Lotterywest. The spring sun shone on Sunday 2 October ensuring perfect weather for the 200 plus picnickers who came along to hear music provided by WAAPA
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2023 Prelude composer residencies announced!

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The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust is excited to announce that Jae Laffer and Olivia Davies are the two Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies for 2023, Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of
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October news highlights

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Reviving a country treasure, things to do in spring, plus protecting Central Station from overdevelopment. Here are some highlights from our October 2022 newsletter.
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National Trust volunteers recognised at State Volunteer Awards

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Two long-serving National Trust (NSW) volunteers have been recognised for their achievements at the recent 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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Student volunteers provide fresh eyes on archival discoveries

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A donated suitcase and the help of volunteers have led to the unearthing of Annie Wyatt's original handwritten notes from the first meeting of the National Trust in 1947.
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Unique 19th century botanical sketches preserved for the future

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Exquisite drawings by self-taught artist Emily Twynam have been conserved and digitised, and are now on display at her original home in Riversdale, Goulburn, Gundungurra land.
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Conserving Cooma Cottage

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We’re launching an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof one of the oldest surviving colonial cottages in the state, Cooma Cottage. You can help with this important conservation work. Discover the difference your donation can make to ensure the future of this piece of living history.
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CY O’Connor Lecture 2022 – 6 Oct 2022

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Mike is a freelance educator and writer, and former Head of Education at the WA Maritime Museum. He is also a great grandson of CY O’Connor. 2022 marks the 120 years since O’Connor’s death and Mike’s lecture will focus on Charles Yelverton O’Connor the man. To celebrate his legacy, Mike
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Annual Jazz Picnic in the Gardens, Old Blythewood

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The National Trust and volunteers invite you to bring a picnic and listen to live jazz music, brought to you by Isabel Sargon – Executive Director of Vivid Music, in the relaxing springtime gardens at Old Blythewood. Between sets you can explore an acre of gardens, take a tour of
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Call for nominations to join the National Trust of Western Australia Council

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The election process will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC). An election notice will be placed in The West Australian by the WAEC on 31 August 2022. Nominations will be accepted from Wednesday 7 September 2022 and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 14 September 2022. The WAEC
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Heritage Officer vacancy

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Applications for this position are now closed. National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Officer (Canberra) Do you want to play an important role in preserving our heritage and awareness of its importance? The National Trust (ACT) is seeking to fill a part time position of Heritage Officer. We are a
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Introducing the new owners of Peninsula Farm Café 

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Residents of Maylands, Danny and Tania are a dynamic husband and wife team, and founders of Perth’s iconic BODHI Spa group. Their vision for Peninsula Farm Café is one of sustainability and simplicity, to create a family-friendly destination café on the banks of the Swan River. Tania explains, “Our goal
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