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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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Statement on Ukraine

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The National Trust of Australia is deeply concerned by the devastating impact of the conflict in Ukraine, the innocent lives lost and displaced, and the irrevocable damage to Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage and architectural landscape.  The National Trust Australia stands with UNESCO and their efforts to implement emergency support across its spheres
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Drive your story! Margaret River Region drive trails

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The National Trust of Western Australia is excited to be a part of a new initiative from the Margaret River and Busselton Tourism Association. Five new self-guided drive trails will help you see more of what matters – in your own time. The MRBTA has curated a collection of five coast
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National Trust (NSW) withdraws from Willow Grove Community Reference Group

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After reviewing the dismantled remains of Parramatta’s historic Willow Grove, the National Trust (NSW) has concluded that the building cannot be authentically reconstructed and has withdrawn from the Willow Grove Community Reference Group.
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Flowers everywhere!

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Treat in the wheatbelt Today, native species face significant threats from land clearing, weed invasion, pest animals, diseases, grazing and inappropriate fire regimes. Yet, when the flowers bloom it is an incredible site and in 2021 Western Australia turned on an amazing flora display. The Wheatbelt was a wonderful place
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ANZAC Day events

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Peninsula Farm ANZAC Sunset Service The National Trust of Western Australia and Peninsula Farm volunteers invite you to the annual ANZAC Sunset Service. Monday 25 April 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. This event is open to all. No booking is required. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after the service.
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Shortlist announced for the 2022 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice in the field of heritage, awarding excellence in conservation, protection, and interpretation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage over the past year. The Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales
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INTO Places – Reciprocal visiting program

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The National Trust of Western Australia is a proud member of INTO, the International National Trusts Organisation. INTO has been hard at work with National Trusts and heritage organisations across the world to make membership go further. As part of its mission to promote the conservation and enhancement of the
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Things to do in autumn

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Cooler days are finally here, which means wrapping up, pulling on the boots, and getting out to enjoy the crisp autumn air. We have lots to see and do at our NSW properties this time of year, including nature trails, wildlife spotting, and bursts of spectacular foliage.
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Easter opening hours

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While closed for Good Friday, many of our places will be open over the long Easter weekend. Opening times are listed below, along with links to book your tickets online. Or you can use your device to scan a QR code at our places and book in on site. The system
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