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Our Heritage in the Australian Capital Territory

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  The National Trust ACT supports the following letter addressed to Mick Gentleman MLA, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, on behalf of a group of concerned individuals with a long and deep passion for, and involvement in, the heritage of the ACT – Our Heritage in the Australian Capital
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National Trust seeks Expressions of Interest to lease the Collie Roundhouse

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The National Trust is now calling for expressions of interest for this special opportunity. It is a mid 1950s building constructed to maintain up to 14 steam locomotives at a time servicing the state’s vital coal industry. By the 1970’s the Roundhouse and its Turntable were decommissioned, becoming a place
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Media Release: The ACT National Trust calls for ACT Election Heritage Boost

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The ACT National Trust (the Trust) has called on candidates contesting the upcoming ACT election to commit to policies that will safeguard and promote the Territory’s cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage. MEDIA RELEASE and 2020 ACT Election Policy Statement – 15/9/2020
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ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE DUMPS – CAN YOU HELP?

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While we are all restricted in where we can travel, would you like to help us in an historical archaeological project from your home?   Eric Martin (Councillor National Trust) and Peter Dowling (Councillor CDHS & National Trust) are joining forces investigating historic dump sites and landfill sites in the ACT.  During the construction of Canberra from the early years
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2020

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Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards! Thanks go to the organizers, judges, the presenter of the Awards, Minister Mick Gentleman, and to our sponsor Capital Holdings Group and all who participated. Four plaques were awarded for outstanding projects:  Reroofing St John’s
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NTAV 64th AGM

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Members are advised that the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 64th Annual General Meeting will commence at 11.00am on Saturday 21 November 2020.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual AGM conducted online.  Members will receive instructions on how to access the meeting in due course.
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Peter Kennedy joins us for this years’ Curtin Family Home Lecture

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Retired ABC political reporter Peter Kennedy will speak at the annual Curtin Family Home lecture on Thursday, 24 September to discuss media reporting in times of crisis. The role of a reporter today is different from what may have prevailed in John Curtin’s time when he was editor for the
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The National Trust (NSW) announces new Director, Conservation, as Graham Quint retires after 40 years

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David Burdon has been announced as the new Director, Conservation, at the National Trust (NSW) following Graham Quint’s retirement after 40 years of service at the heritage conservation charity. Graham Quint commenced at the National Trust in 1980 and fulfilled numerous roles before leading advocacy.
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Margaret Feilman Medal – Nominations now open

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National Trust members are invited to nominate a worthy recipient for this years’ Margaret Feilman Medal. This Award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The Margaret Feilman Medal is named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust
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Heritage properties reopening post-COVID: Retford Park, Bowral is open.

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The National Trust (NSW) has today announced it will reopen a selection of its heritage properties to the community from 3 July 2020. A community organisation, the National Trust (NSW) opens 20 heritage properties across the state on a regular basis for visitors to enjoy the built, cultural and natural heritage. In the interests of keeping the community safe and in compliance with Government regulations throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, the National Trust closed its properties in March 2020.“We are delighted to be reopening a selection of our properties to the community, and we have missed sharing these wonderful places with the people of New South Wales and from farther afield over the past three months,” said Debbie Mills, Chief Executive Officer, National Trust (NSW). “We
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National Trust Members Bring a Friend for FREE

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We know that exploring our properties is always more enjoyable when shared with friends and family, so we have exciting news for you! For the remainder of 2020, any National Trust member that visits one of our properties can bring a friend for free! That means each time you visit one
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We’re getting ready for your return

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In anticipation of reopening the health and safety of visitors and volunteers has been a top priority. Aside from our volunteers receiving customer service and COVID-19 safety training, additional cleaning will be taking place in communal areas. COVID-19 safety plans are currently being developed that align with state government’s Phase
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COVID-19 update from our Chief Executive Officer

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At present, our properties remain closed to the public. However, we are working to prepare some for reopening in September. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and visitors remains our top priority and we are developing protocols to help ensure everyone is safe. Some of our properties are surrounded
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Prelude – A national residency program for composers

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Prelude offers long-term residencies allowing composers to focus on their craft while residing in one of three heritage listed Australian homes. Applications for composers are open now and will close on 23 August 2020. Prelude supports Australian composers with the time and space to create new work by providing accommodation
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National Trust Council Elections 2020

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ELECTION NOTICE Election of Officers pursuant to the National Trust of Australia (WA) Trust Rules Nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (6)     3 year term. Nominations will be accepted from Monday 17 August 2020. Nomination forms are to be completed in accordance with the
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Objection to the Parramatta Powerhouse

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The National Trust (NSW) has lodged its submission opposing the proposed Parramatta Powerhouse with the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
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Cooma Cottage receives grant from Arts NSW for accessible facility

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The National Trust (NSW) has received a Community Arts and Cultural Development grant of $29,000 from Arts NSW to provide disability access to public toilets and an additional disabled facility for our regionally based cultural heritage property Cooma Cottage, Yass.
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NTAV Statement on Reconciliation

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The National Trust is strongly committed to the journey of reconciliation, and we still have a long way to go.
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Collie Roundhouse Remediation

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Media Release The Collie Roundhouse is a step closer to becoming a key community asset and potential tourism development with the letting of a contract to begin remediation of this important local landmark. Collie builder Jila Riley, will be teaming up with McMahon’s Services to undertake the first stage of
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Heritage Nomination – Original Canberra Aerodrome Remnants

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The National Trust (ACT) and No. 3 Squadron RAAF Association have lodged a joint heritage nomination for the original Canberra  Aerodrome remnants at Dickson, with strong support from Engineers Australia and the Canberra & District Historical Society  – 15 June 2020. Nomination Cover Letter – 15 June 2020 Canberra Aerodrome
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Powerhouse Museum: The Community Speaks National Trust (NSW) Survey Reveals Overwhelming Vote to Stay at Ultimo

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On 30 April 2020, the National Trust (NSW) asked the community to complete a survey about the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo. The community could participate in the survey until 8 May 2020. The purpose of undertaking the survey was to quantify and qualify the significance of the museum in its current location at Ultimo, its built, social and cultural heritage, and the significance of its collection to the people of New South Wales. The National Trust (NSW) distributed a link to the online survey to its members and subscribers to its eNews, to the organisation’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter followers.
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