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Remembering Dr Kenneth Collins AM CStJ CitWA

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The lifelong, distinguished contribution by Dr Collins, both as a professional and as a volunteer, in all areas of work and community involvement, at a local, national and international level, is held in the highest regard by the National Trust. He remained firmly committed to all his causes, dedicated and
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Nominations now open for the 2022 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this prestigious award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. First established in 1999, the Margaret Feilman Medal is managed by the National Trust. By nominating someone
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INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative now open for 2022-23 applications

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INSPIRE is an exciting opportunity for Western Australian writers to undertake a residency in one of 6 National Trust places in the Perth metropolitan area between October 2022 and April 2023. Each residency comes with a $5,000 stipend. The initiative provides the writers opportunities in developing research, creative and professional
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2022

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/act-heritage-awards-2022/
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Forum offers local solutions for protecting heritage and designing cities

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Experts in heritage, planning and architecture gathered at the National Trust (NSW)'s recent 'Past and Future Cities Forum' to debate the big issues facing Parramatta's heritage and city planning, identifying new solutions for creating cities with character.
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Leaders gather for forum on the future of Parramatta and urban design

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With the NSW State election now confirmed for 25 March 2023, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is launching its election platform with an independent forum on the key issues facing the state’s heritage places.
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William Keane remembered with memorial plaque at East Perth Cemeteries

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Of the more than 10,000 people who were buried in the East Perth Cemeteries, only 800 grave markers remain. Since the closure of the cemeteries, the majority of the grave headstones and markers have been lost through decay, neglect, vandalism and well-intentioned ‘cleanups’. Many genealogy detectives have traced a family
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Expressions of interest now open to lease Central Greenough Café and Visitor Centre

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The National Trust is seeking detailed EOI proposals for the lease of Central Greenough Café and Visitor Centre premises. We want to hear from organisations or individuals with the necessary skills, experience, imagination and financial resources to deliver improved amenity to the café and add value to the visitor experience
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East Perth Cemeteries farewell power of the past

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Installed in the 1960s, the power poles and overhead lines were intrusive elements in the fragile cemetery landscape. The National Trust welcomed the recent proposal by Western Power to remove the poles, now that the surrounding residential area is supplied with underground power and the 66kv overhead transmission line and
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2023 Prelude heritage residency now open to Australian composers

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The residency is part of a program run by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust, offering year-long residencies to allow composers to focus on their craft while residing in heritage-listed homes in Perth and Sydney. The Perth resident occupies beautiful Gallop House in Dalkeith, which is managed by the National
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Winter school holiday fun

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Winter school holidays are a great time to wrap up and get out with the kids for some heritage-inspired fun. Here's what's happening at our places this July ...
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Everglades’ Art Deco revival

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Caring for historic houses takes enormous work and attention to detail. This year, with the help of your donations, we’re planning an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof Art Deco icon, Everglades House.
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Statement on Ukraine

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The National Trust Australia stands with UNESCO and their efforts to implement emergency support across its spheres of competence and calling for the urgent protection of Ukraine’s extraordinary wealth of cultural heritage, with reference to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. “…any
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Exciting finds at Peninsula Farm archaeology field school

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As this this was the second year in a row the National Trust had hosted a field school at the property, the students were able to continue excavating the well where digging had begun the previous year. They also dug a few trenches in other parts of the grounds in
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National Reconciliation Week: Be Brave. Make Change.

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The National Trust acknowledges that its properties are situated on Aboriginal land across the state and recognises Aboriginal people remain the cultural and spiritual custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. We are committed to working with Aboriginal people to ensure these practices
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A fond look at Snottygobble Hill

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Years of service Just south of Bridgetown is the property knows as Snottygobble Hill, named after the plant Persoonia longifolia (and not the questionable hobby of some). An impressive example of Western Australia’s Jarrah/Marri/Banksia bushland in its natural state, Snottygobble Hill is currently registered with the National Trust’s Conservation Covenant
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New exhibition: Beneath the Bitumen: Discoveries from the Chinese Cemetery, East Perth

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‘Beneath the Bitumen: Discoveries from the Chinese Cemetery, East Perth’ is a dual language exhibition and part of the Western Australian Heritage Festival, supported by Lotterywest. It will be on display in St Bartholomew’s Church, East Perth Cemeteries, from 19 May to 19 June. “The Chinese Cemetery, on the western
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Statement on the conflict in Ukraine

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The National Trusts of Australia stand with UNESCO and its efforts to implement emergency support across its spheres of competence and calling for the urgent protection of Ukraine’s extraordinary wealth of cultural heritage, with reference to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of
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Meet the 2022 Heritage Awards Judge’s Choice winner

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The best of heritage was celebrated on 13 May at the 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards. Of the many deserving winners across multiple categories, it was a special project that breathed new life into an old museum in Cobar that took out the coveted Judge's Choice Award.
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The 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards winners announced

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The best of heritage has been celebrated today at the 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards at Sydney’s Doltone House.
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Rejection of National Heritage listing of Canberra

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National Heritage listing rejected! The National Trust (ACT) is bitterly disappointed that the Federal Government has rejected the proposed National Heritage listing of Canberra. Media release  
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