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November Heritage Conversation: The Edward Street Baby Farm

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Stella will talk to us about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That Gripped a City, explores the social conditions that allowed 37 babies to die while under the care of
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The first regional gallery in the Southern Highlands has opened

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Retford Park in Bowral is now home to the region’s first art gallery, Ngununggula. Meaning 'belonging' in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, Ngununggula opened to the public on 12 October.
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NTAV 65th AGM

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Members are advised that the 65th Annual General Meeting will commence at 11.00am on Saturday 20 November 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual AGM conducted online.   65th AGM Details Date and Time: Saturday 20 November 2021 . The meeting
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Coastal classification project

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The team visited eight sites from Lancelin to Jurien and even took a boat trip out to Escape Island. Two places, Jurien Bay War Memorial and First Jetty, Cervantes (fmr), have now been classified, with others soon to join them. First Jetty, Cervantes The rock lobster fishing industry in the
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Largest ceremony for unmarked police graves held at East Perth Cemeteries

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Memorial plaques commemorating the officers, who served between 1828 and 1898, were installed on the relevant denominational fences throughout the cemeteries as part of the Western Australian Police Historical Society Graves Project. Around 70 people attended, including descendants of the officers, along with members of the WA Police, WA Police
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MEDIA RELEASE: Pentridge appoints National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as tourism partner

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Pentridge appoints National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as tourism partner Significant heritage buildings at Melbourne’s former Her Majesty’s Prison Pentridge, which housed some of Australia’s most infamous criminals, are set to open for visitors in Spring 2022. To bring this experience to life, Pentridge has appointed National Trust of Australia
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Australian War Memorial – Main Works

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The National Trust  of Australia (ACT) has lodged a strong objection to the Australian War Memorial redevelopment, identifying a number of changes that will lead to a severe impact on the heritage values of this iconic national institution. National Trust of Australia (ACT) – Have Your Say – 10 September
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Call for nominations to join the National Trust of Western Australia Council

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In line with the National Trust Act and Trust Rules, nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (5 vacancies) – 3 year term (2022–24). The election process will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC). An election notice was placed in The West Australian by
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Annual Jazz Picnic in the Gardens, Old Blythewood

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The National Trust and volunteers invite you to bring a picnic and listen to live music in the relaxing springtime gardens at Old Blythewood. The Jordan Boase Quartet will be performing smooth jazz all afternoon. Between sets you can explore an acre of springtime gardens or take a tour of the
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Nominations for the 2021 Margaret Feilman Medal are now open

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, the Margaret Feilman Medal recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The medal’s namesake, Margaret Anne Feilman OBE, was Perth’s first qualified town planner and Australia’s first
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Governor of Victoria

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A message of support for the people of Victoria from the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.   Please click below to read the message from HE the Governor of Victoria the Hon Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC Click here to read message  
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Funding to preserve Riversdale’s 19th century sketches

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Riversdale has been selected through Round 1 of the 2021 Museums and Galleries NSW grants program. Funded by the NSW Government and Create NSW, the grant is designed to provide assistance to volunteer community museums to help enhance their offering to the public. Emily Rose Twynam was a gifted artist
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Dreams with Composer Yitzhak Yedid, 5 September

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Dr Yedid is our 2021 Prelude Composer-in-Residence. An award-winning composer, pianist and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he is mid-way through his year-long residency in Dalkeith’s historic Gallop House. The National Trust is delighted to invite you to an informal afternoon concert where Dr
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2021 Australian Marmalade Awards

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Homemade marmalade competition Open to all members of the public Entries close Friday 1st October 2021 Enter the competition   About the competition The Australian Marmalade Awards celebrates the nation’s most outstanding marmalade creations. The Homemade competition is open to everyone. You may wish to enter into one or more of the 6
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2022 Prelude heritage residency now open to Australian composers

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Applications for Prelude composer residencies in 2022 are now open and will close on midnight Sunday 15 August 2021. 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 one of
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021

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The National Trust is a not-for-profit, community organisation that relies on the generosity and support of 2,000 volunteers state-wide. We couldn’t do our vital work without volunteers and appreciate the contributions from each individual. Now in their 15th year, the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have grown to become
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Calling all gardening enthusiasts

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We are currently looking for people to help keep the gardens at our heritage places in tip top shape. Come along to an information session to hear from current volunteers about what they do and why they love it. You will learn about our places, find out more about the
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2022 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 one of three heritage-listed Australian homes in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney. The Perth resident occupies beautiful Gallop House in Dalkeith, which
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Themes for Westralian histories with Dr Bruce Baskerville

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Your July Heritage Conversation The National Trust’s property portfolio has been built up over more than 60 years and, across the decades, places have often been acquired serendipitously rather than as a carefully considered collection. Yet, there are common threads that link many of these places, some obvious and others
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We can’t wait to see you this weekend

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We thank everyone for their patience during this time and ask that you follow all government guidelines currently in place. Of course, we will have hand sanitiser at all of our properties and all guests will be required to sign in using the SafeWA app or via the manual sign-in
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New Art Gallery for historic York Courthouse Complex

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The complex has been leased to a small team of passionate and professional art lovers, who plan to open the space as a gallery of Western Australian Art.  “This is an exciting reuse of an important heritage place and will contribute to the activation to the main street of York,” said
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