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Cliff Grange – new opportunities

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2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the purchase of ‘Greenough Steam Mill’ by Thomas Clinch. Later known as Clinch’s Mill, the purchase included the Mill Manager’s residence Cliff Grange. Clinch was a pioneer in the milling process whose celebrated advancements not only improved milling processes in Western Australia but the
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Audit House opening hours

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Audit House will have reduced opening hours between 17 August to 31 August.   During this period, Audit House will only be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 and 2pm.   The emails and telephone messages will be checked regularly, and all our executive members are available as they
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2018 Election of Directors – Call for Nominations & Timetable

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2018 Election of Directors – Call for Nominations & Timetable
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Grave Watch – Barratt grave #66

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In April 2018 four generations of descendants of Enoch Pearson Barratt gathered to celebrate the conservation of the former Government gardener’s headstone. The conservation work was funded by donations to the East Perth Cemeteries Appeal from Ron Barratt, his sister Valerie, a former National Trust volunteer at the Cemeteries, and
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Sneak peek inside No 4 Pump Station

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No 4 Pump Station, on the outskirts of the Wheatbelt town of Merredin, is one of six remaining steam pump stations constructed in 1901 as part of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme. The Scheme, under the direction of Chief Engineer CY O’Connor, took over five years to complete and was
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Budadee Rangers Program

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The Budadee Foundation is an Aboriginal organisation which is proudly supported by the Palyku people, endorsed by the Palyku Working Party, and established under the National Trust. Their primary purpose is protecting the cultural and environmental integrity of the Woodstock-Abydos Protected Area and assisting Aboriginal communities in the East Pilbara region
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MEDIA RELEASE: National Trust Nominates Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register

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 The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has nominated Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register to recognise the site as a place of historical, architectural, aesthetic and social significance to the state. The Trust submitted the nomination to Heritage Victoria following 12 months of consultation with heritage and architectural experts
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Robb College demolition begins

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Section 34 of the Heritage Act, 1977 states that within 14 days after the Heritage Council makes a recommendation for listing to the Minister, the Minister must: decide whether or not to direct the listing and inform the Heritage Council of that decision, or request the Independent Planning Commission to
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New composer in residence at Gallop House

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Prelude and the National Trust of Western Australia are pleased to welcome Gemma Turvey into residence at Gallop House, Dalkeith, as part of the 2018 Prelude Composers’ Residency program. Gemma is the founder and Artistic Director of improvising chamber ensemble the New Palm Court Orchestra (NPCO). Gemma is an active
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Louisa Atkinson watercolour on display at Harper’s Mansion

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The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’ has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time. Louisa Atkinson was born at Oldbury Farm under the shadows of Gingenbullen, Sutton Forest in 1834. Her father died soon after she was born and
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2018 Region Heritage Symposium

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Saturday 18 August 2018. Bookings open soon. Theme: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary
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Nominations for a position on Council are open

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Members of the National Trust of Western Australia are invited to nominate for a position on Council to enable them to contribute to the governance and strategic direction of the National Trust. The National Trust was founded in 1959 and constituted as a Statutory Authority under the National Trust of
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Major Lotterywest grant secured

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LOTTERYWEST GRANT TO FUND MAJOR PROJECTS FOR STATE’S HERITAGE The Western Australian Government, through Lotterywest, has provided over $2.8 million in grant funding to the National Trust of Western Australia for a three-year program to implement its Strategic Plan across key areas of heritage activity. The funding will enable the
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Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre – acknowledgement in State Parliament

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Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre (GALC) was established in 2016 under the auspice of the National Trust and is supported by the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts through the Indigenous Language and Arts program. GALC works toward the preservation of Aboriginal languages in the Eastern Goldfields; a region with
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Australian Marmalade Awards 2018

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It’s cold outside, but the new season’s citrus is rapidly ripening up in the Riverland and our own backyards.  It’s time to get into the kitchen and try your hand at making marmalade and entering the Australian Marmalade Competition! The 2018 competition kicks off on Sunday 29 July at Beaumont
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Brian Powyer speaks to 7News about plans to knock down Parramatta historic buildings

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National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, was interviewed on 7 News last night about plans to knock down historic building in Parramatta to make way for the Powerhouse Museum. He said the area is immensely important. “There’s a whole sense of disappointment because once again a major heritage site in
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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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