Recent News

June 2024 – Tasmanian Supreme Court Bicentenary

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The Supreme Court of Tasmania recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the first sitting of the Supreme Court of Van Diemens Land.
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June 2024 – Queenstown and Penghana

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Penghana has again been recognised in TripAdvisor’s top 1% of B&B’s worldwide and rated No. 7 in Australia.
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June 2024 – Volunteer Thanks

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Managing Director, Scott Carlin, would like to thank each and every volunteer who contributes their time so generously to the Trust (as Australia’s largest community-based heritage organization) and Tasmania’s tourism economy.
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June 2024 – Conservation Appeals: Church of the Apostles

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The National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) has operated a Conservation Appeal for the Church of the Apostles, Launceston since 1995. The Church of the Apostles has reactivated its National Trust Conservation Appeal and is currently fundraising for work on its stained glass windows.
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June 2024 – Our Collections: Clarendon

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A Cox descendant from Victoria has recently donated to Clarendon a Cox family Christening robe and pair of engravings.
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June 2024 – Runnymede Cottage

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National Trust Tasmania plans to activate Runnymede Cottage through a Composer in Residence program coordinated by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer’s House in Paddington NSW.
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June 2024 – Historic Heritage Summit, Launceston

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The second Heritage Summit, hosted by the Minister for the Arts, Madeleine Ogilvie and Tasmanian Heritage Council Chair, Brett Torosi, was held in Launceston on 17 May. More than 120 people attended.
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June 2024 – Launceston Heritage

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The demolition of the James Nelson Fabric Weavers Building in Mowbray, Launceston has elicited a lot of community concern for the loss of Tasmania’s Modernist heritage.
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Hidden treasures revealed at Saumarez Homestead

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We've completed a year-long project to document historic items at Saumarez Homestead, providing unprecedented access to the property’s furniture, textiles, artworks and artifacts.
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Revealed: winners of the 30th annual National Trust Heritage Awards

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The best and brightest in Australian heritage conservation have been celebrated today at this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards.
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Teaming up with community to restore a bushland haven

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With the help of community volunteers, we’re undertaking vital conservation work to the bushland surrounding Marie Byles’ historic home in Cheltenham.
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Queenstown News – May 2024

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Mt Lyell Mine ownership updates, Bay of Fires Season 2 and Penghana rated in the top 1% of Australian B&B's on Trip Advisor - coming in at number 7!
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Paint The Town Red – William Cuffay Spotlight

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This month we focus on William Cuffay. Tony Moore, Associate Professor at Monash University, interprets Cuffay’s legacy at Unshackled – the True Convict Story at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery:
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Work With Us – Marketing and Promotions Role

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National Trust Tasmania is seeking an experienced marketing officer to develop and implement a marketing plan for Tasmania’s unique, new tourism attraction, the Convict Memorial.
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Our Collections – Rosewood Flower Table

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National Trust collections continue to evolve, reflecting our evolving awareness of the cultural significance of our properties. An attractive rosewood flower table c1840 has recently been acquired for Clarendon.
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Clarendon Works Continue

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A Tasmanian Government Built Heritage Maintenance grant has allowed significant works programs at the Hobart Penitentiary Chapel and Clarendon.
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New Exhibition at Clarendon

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A new exhibition drawn from a private collection poses some interesting questions of what may have been the course of Tasmania’s history if the island had been claimed by France.
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New plans for the Powerhouse Museum on display

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Plans for the heritage revitalisation of the Ultimo Powerhouse Museum have now been released. See what's on the table, and have your say.
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Conservation Appeals – St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Evandale

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A devastating fire has led a much loved northern Tasmanian church to open a National Trust Conservation Appeal.
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Runnymede Under Threat

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The National Trust’s flagship property, Runnymede is under threat from an unsympathetic adjacent development.
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Launceston Heritage Under Threat

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Launceston faces the loss of two important heritage buildings.
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