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MEDIA RELEASE: Heritage Victoria Supports National Trust’s Nomination of Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register

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  Thursday, 18 October 2018 The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is pleased with Heritage Victoria’s recommendation to include Federation Square in the Victorian Heritage Register. The Trust pursued its nomination of Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register earlier this year, following 12 months of consultation with heritage and architectural experts,
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World Migratory Bird Day – Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

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Australia lies at the southern end of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, one of 8 major migratory routes worldwide, and provides important shore, waterway and wetland habitat for roughly 8 million migratory waterbirds that make the long journey to Australia each year. The journey extends from within the Arctic Circle in
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Saumarez Homestead awarded Hall of Fame travel status

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  Mr Marshall was at the homestead yesterday to congratulate volunteers and staff on their latest achievement – elevation to the coveted Hall of Fame status by the online travel website TripAdvisor. The latest accolade comes after the National Trust property on the outskirts of Armidale ranked in TripAdvisor’s Award
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Winners of the 2018 Australian Marmalade Awards

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The winners of the Australian Marmalade Awards were announced on Sunday at Beaumont House as part of the Festival of Marmalade.  Jane Hasell-McCosh of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards UK, and Stephen Downes, Head Cook of Beerenberg, presented the awards to a packed audience. Home-made Competition From almost 200 home-made
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Second Speaker Announcement

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We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us for the Heritage Conference
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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Invitation from the President to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Friday 16 November 2018
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Celebrate 100 Years of The Magic Pudding at the Norman Lindsay Gallery

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On Sunday 14 October from 10am to 4pm families are welcome to celebrate the 100th birthday of Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding at the author and illustrator’s former home. This day of family fun will include delicious adventures for children and grown ups of all ages. For information on how to
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First Keynote Speakers Announced

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We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us for the Heritage Conference
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Inquiry into Heritage

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The Environment Resources and Development Committee of State Parliament is conducting an Inquiry into Heritage. The Trust has made its submission to the Committee and will present before the Committee in a few weeks’ time.  The Committee will report its findings in the new year.  We expect a fresh round of
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The 2018 Australian Festival of Marmalade is here!

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The third annual Australian Marmalade Festival kicks off this Sunday 7 October at Beaumont House from 11am to 5pm with an event  showcasing all things citrus and marmalade! Last week a team of judges spent two days tasting nearly 300 jars of marmalade to find the champion marmalade maker in
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Breeding and nesting time for Black-Cockatoos

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Three of WA’s Black-cockatoo species are threatened with extinction and we urgently need to work together to identify and protect their critical habitat such as roosting sites, nest trees, hollow-bearing and dead standing trees as well as their food and water sources so these birds can have a future. It’s
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2018 ACT Heritage Awards Presentation Evening

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This year’s Awards Presentation is being held on Monday 15 October. Do come and join us for this special event. Awards Presentation.    
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Artillery Drill Hall Interpretation Project

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The National Trust of Western Australia is committed to ensuring the heritage values of its heritage places are acknowledged through innovative and engaging interpretation. Proposals are now sought from contractors experienced in the interpretation of heritage places to develop the interpretation of the Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle, which is
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Festival of Children’s Literature: Cancelled

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The Festival of Children’s Literature was planned to take place from 15 – 16 September at the Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge, in the heart of the Blue Mountains. “This is sad news to have to share with our excited young literature lovers,” said Amanda Trevillion, Co-Director at the Norman
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The September Chapter

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  For one man, Joseph Hardey, the month of September heralded the opening of a new chapter in his life and, almost half a century later, was when another chapter closed. On 29 September 1829, the brig Tranby left England for the Swan River Colony. Twenty five year old Joseph
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Collie Roundhouse – Expressions of Interest to Lease

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The Collie Roundhouse is a post-World War Two early 1950s building constructed to house 14 steam locomotives. It remains intact complete with turntable pit and turntable. The substantial curtilage associated with the Roundhouse offers opportunities for tourism infrastructure and community use through the development of a precinct which connects to
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Expressions of Interest open to manage National Trust property

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The property was gifted to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) in 1965 by the David G Stead Memorial Wild Life Research Foundation of Australia (Stead Research Foundation) and over the years has flourished as a field studies centre for school children and tertiary students. “The National Trust of Australia
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National Trust takes a heated approach to innovation in conservation

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In late 2017, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) undertook a Preservation Needs Assessment at Woodford Academy and a number of pest related issues were identified for urgent attention. To carefully eradicate the infestation, the National Trust property will be the first heritage site in Australia to undergo a ‘non-toxic’
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New conservation covenant

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Since the commencement of its covenant program in 1999, the National Trust has entered into 184 covenants over 340 land titles, protecting 18,574 hectares of bush. Bushland covenants play a vital role in preserving our State’s biodiversity and supporting conservation of natural heritage values on private property. The Trust is
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Interpretive Memorial Fencing

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The East Perth Cemeteries comprises what were seven independent denominational cemeteries. Fences were an integral part of the layout and management of the place throughout the nineteenth century and were probably there from the time the land was first allocated.  The timber pickets provided a sense of order and reinforced
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Townsville Heritage Centre 30 years on

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Townsville Heritage Centre founders reflect on 30 years of service to the National Trust Australia (Queensland)
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