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Position Vacant – Director

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Director, National Trust of Australia NT An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and/or qualified person to lead the operations of the National Trust NT, based in Darwin. The job offers the opportunity to lead a Territory-wide organisation with a core base of volunteers to preserve, advocate and promote
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Former Mandela Photographer and Documentarian is the feature artist at Retford Park, Bowral, this March

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Willman is one of South Africa’s leading, young, independent artists in visual communication and heritage art. He has expressed himself through an extraordinary body of work which includes writing, storytelling and photographic exhibitions across 48 countries, tailoring his inventive brand of communication to the needs of an array of clients
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Blog: Matthew Willman – a captured perspective on white rhinos and Nelson Mandela

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One of the most extraordinary perspectives I have gained working with orphaned wild animals is how unpredictable they can be. You become acutely aware of how, in this case, rhinos behave and interact with the world around them. Everything is planned and anticipated until one of them does something completely
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One step closer to visitor hub opening

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Media Release Local building contractor K Built Constructions will begin work on the National Trust’s new visitor hub at Strawberry Hill in late February. ‘I’m pleased that a local builder has won the contract for this important new piece of tourism infrastructure, which will also create local jobs’ Peter Watson
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National Trust Registers Concern on Great Western Highway Upgrade

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In its submission provided in December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) A National Trust submission to Transport for NSW on the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow noted 21 properties and two landscapes listed on the National Trust Register. We highlighted the likely impact on these places and the
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Reading the Loved Land by Dr Bruce Baskerville

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Exploring Legacies in Western Australia’s National Trust Estate ‘Reading the loved land’. It’s an evocative phrase penned by Western Australia’s unofficial poet laureate Randolph Stow in 1966. It speaks to the heart of all who love country, who sense a spirit of place, who surrender to the genius loci. It
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2020 Prelude Residencies for four multi-genre Australian composers

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Sydney Australia 22 January 2020: Bundanon Trust is excited to announce the four Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies in 2020. 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 new work. In 2020 the
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival 2020

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The National Trust McDouall Stuart Branch is now inviting expressions of interest from organisations, groups and individuals to participate in the Festival.  Participants can relate their events to the festival theme and this will contribute to making the 2020 festival a celebration of the diversity of cultures that reflects Central Australia as a special and unique community.
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National Trust Property Updates: Bushfires

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Since October, New South Wales has faced varying degrees of bushfire danger in various regions throughout the state. The National Trust (NSW) has properties located in the north, south, west, Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney area – many of which have been faced with emergency or urgent levels of threat
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Free advanced film previews for all our supporters

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The Professor and the Madman: Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English
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A message to members

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is deeply saddened by the significant loss of life, hardship for many individuals and communities, and impact to our natural and cultural heritage during this time of crisis, and continues to monitor the bushfire activity in the State. We are fortunate that no National Trust properties
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Canberra Light Rail Stage 2 – National Trust (ACT) Comments

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The National Trust (ACT) does not support the Stage 2 of the Canberra Light Rail as the real impact on heritage values along the route have not been adequately detailed to enable a correct and informed decision to be made.  See our submission to the Australian Government about this.  Canberra
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The National Trust (NSW) opposes the destruction of Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace

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Only last week, the Parramatta Branch of the National Trust (NSW) had heard reports that such an announcement may be imminent and the organisation publicly communicated its concerns via its eNews and on social media. “We are so disappointed that this is the result and this decision has been made
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NTAV Adjusted Holiday Opening Hours 2019/2020

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MELBOURNE Tasma Terrace: (NTAV Head Office): Closed Thursday 19 December 2019 until Monday 6 January 2020 Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm (Closed Christmas Day) Polly Woodside: Open daily 10am – 4pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) Rippon Lea Estate: Open daily 10am – 5pm
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Heritage in Parramatta is a talking point as the year comes to a close

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Willow Grove is listed on the National Trust Register and widely recognised for its irreplaceable and important historical value to the story of Parramatta. The National Trust (NSW) has been a vocal advocate for heritage in Parramatta – particularly in the past month following the Extraordinary General Meeting held at
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National Trust (NSW) Announces its Board of Directors for 2020

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National Trust (NSW) has announced its Board of Directors for 2020.
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Archaeology before development

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Australian Development Capital has formally acquired the site from the Western Australian Government and, in conjunction with the Perth Girls School site, is planning a mixed use neighbourhood. A condition of the sale requires the exhumation and reinterment of any human remains identified during the excavation. A specialist team of
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An extraordinary meeting to stand for the issues that mattered to an extraordinary President of the National Trust

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The meeting will be held only a day after the funeral service of National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, who died suddenly one week ago. Brian Powyer had been a member of the National Trust for 30 years and was passionately committed to protecting, sharing knowledge about and celebrating the
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2019/2020 Holiday Period Opening Hours for National Trust (NSW) Properties

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Cooma Cottage: Closed 22 December 2019 – 11 January 2020. Dundullimal Homestead: Closed 17 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January 2020. Everglades House and Garden: Closed 25 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Experiment Farm Cottage: Closed 16 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January
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National Trust properties to close due to Bushfire Risks

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We are following recommendations from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and closing the following properties in high risk areas on 12 November 2019: Everglades House & Gardens in Leura Woodford Academy in Woodford Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge Given that many of our staff and volunteers at Old
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Norfolk Island Tour Report

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National Trust (ACT) Norfolk Island Tour: August 2019 Norfolk Island has to be one of my most favourite islands in the sun. It has a temperate climate and an extraordinary mix of dark and light, both metaphorically and literally. There is deep time geology, magnificent flora, evidence of a fascinating
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