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Conservation works – East Perth Cemeteries headstones

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Did you know the National Trust conservation team is regularly approached by families and community groups keen to see a grave conserved at East Perth Cemeteries? The Cemeteries, originally seven individual burial grounds, were operational from 1829 to 1899. Over 10,000 people from all walks of life are buried here
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Response to Brisbane City Council’s New Planning Guideline

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The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is not surprised that a large number of the Principles and steps to achieve them outlined in Brisbane’s Future Blueprint document (released today) relate to cultural heritage. “It does not surprise me at all that so many of the 100,000 Brisbane residents who were
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The Secretariat now has new email addresses

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The office’s new email address is admin@ntnationaltrust.org.au The director’s new email address is director@ntnationaltrust.org.au The office will still have access to and check the old addresses, but we encourage everyone to update their contact lists at your earliest convenience but, especially in time for the distribution of  the next issue of our newsletter
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Heritage Awards 2018 Winners Announced

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The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) hosted the 2018 Heritage Awards at the Old Museum, Brisbane to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Heritage Awards nominees for projects undertaken in conservation and heritage throughout Queensland Communities. The Mission of National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is to protect, conserve and celebrate our
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2018

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 13 July. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future! Click here for nomination form. 
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2018 Reconciliation Week

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Reconciliation Week is held every year to encourage Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. Through knowledge grows understanding; understanding can change entrenched ideas and attitudes and make significant contributions to reconciliation. The National Trust of Western Australia is committed to the 2018 Reconciliation
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Annual Appeal 2018

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For more than 60 years the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has played a leading role in the protection of heritage. Many of the places we love would not exist today without the National Trust. You can make a difference in protecting special places by making a donation and joining
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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 in Queensland

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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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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!

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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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