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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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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 – Final Weekend!

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It’s the final weekend! 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. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by Lotterywest. 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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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 4

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What’s on this week… There are only 10 days left of the festival, can you believe it? Check out the events below and enjoy what’s left of this great festival! Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 28 June. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future. Click here for: Nomination Form PDF Click here for: Nomination Form Word
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National Trust Heritage Awards 2019 winners announced

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The National Trust (NSW) has today announced the winners for its annual National Trust Heritage Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of these important awards that acknowledge the greatest innovation, conservation, education and advocacy with a view to preserving or protecting natural, built and cultural heritage in New South
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Enrico Taglietti 16 April 1926 – 3 May 2019

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“The aim of my architecture is to express the invisible, joy and music, silence, light and its desire to be.” Enrico Taglietti (1926-2019), architect, spent his early childhood in Milan, moving to Eritrea in the year leading up to World War 2. Returning to Milan, he studied architecture under prominent
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 3

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It’s the halfway point! Here is what’s on this week… Can you believe we’re halfway through the festival already? We certainly cannot. This week the Festival is filled with exciting and intriguing exhibitions, historical & heritage talks and free entry weekends. Below is a list of all of the events
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Thomas Meadowcroft new Prelude composer at Golden Vale

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Thomas Meadowcroft was awarded the residency by the Bundanon Trust and moved into Golden Vale Homestead earlier this month. Prelude is a national initiative developed by the Bundanon Trust to provide time and space for Australian composers to create their worka by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia.
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The International Connection

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In recent months we’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in two international exchanges. Richard Silink, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says some things in this world are universally recognised and heritage is one of them. “We all come from somewhere, we all have a sense of place and
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 2

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What’s on this week… What a week! Have you had the chance to check out some of the great events out there? With the Festival in full swing, there are so many opportunities to learn about this great place we call home. To give you a better idea of what’s on
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 1

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What’s on next week… It has arrived! The Australian Heritage Festival kick’s off tonight at the launch event in Fremantle. The Hon Simone McGurk will officially launch the festival and the Madjitil Moorna Choir will be performing throughout the evening. To help you with your planning, we’ve highlighted the many amazing events
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National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist Announced for 2019

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Assessed by an independent panel of judges across 11 categories, award entries were received from the building design and architecture sector, community groups, the culture and arts sector including galleries and libraries, leading researchers and publishers, and many more. The National Trust Heritage Awards is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and
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Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead

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See photos from the Open Day.  
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Federal election priorities for heritage

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The National Trusts of Australia comprise eight community-based, not-for-profit organisations. We are a not-for-profit charity that represents the interests of more than 80,000 members across Australia. The Australian National Trusts Federal Election Priorities for Heritage outlines the heritage issues we are advocating for in the 2019 Federal election. They clearly
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Australian Heritage Festival connects people, places and the past on World Heritage Day

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The National Trust of Australia will bring the community together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural, natural and built heritage of every state and territory with the Australian Heritage Festival in 2019. Launching on 18 April 2019 – World Heritage Day – and running until 19 May, the community
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