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What is Perth? Let’s start by embracing our city’s heritage

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As we consider the challenge from Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to know what makes Perth, as part of the City’s efforts to rebrand our city and put Perth on the global stage, it is important to embrace the contribution heritage makes to a place’s identity. Thoughtful reflection will include our
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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2021

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Heritage at Times of Crisis: Saving, Sustaining, Sharing In a Land of Fires, Droughts and Flooding Rains, and now Climate Change, and a health pandemic, what role at such times has a community’s heritage in maintaining its sense of place, of belonging, and continuity? In this year’s Symposium, we will
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Meet the recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

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Now in its second year, the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative is a partnership between the National Trust of Western Australia and the State Government. Following an open call, 42 applications were received, double the number of submissions in 2020. The five successful writers for 2021 are: Nandi Chinna: residency
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Heritage architecture award for Strawberry Hill / Barmup Visitor Hub

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The award recognises of the immense amount of work that has gone into transforming the visitor experience at this special heritage place. Strawberry Hill in Albany was established in 1827 as the first European farm in Western Australia on the site of a significant Menang Aboriginal camping area, known as
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Peninsula Farm Café update

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An important part of the master plan is greater activation of the site to attract more visitors to Peninsula Farm. Following an Expressions of Interest process, the National Trust had chosen a preferred proponent to take on the long-term lease of the Peninsula Farm Café. Unfortunately, the proponents have informed
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Important updates from NTAV

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Looking after your heritage place forums

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Here at the National Trust, we work with heritage properties every day, and we want to help you. Join us for this free afternoon forum and hear from our Conservation Architect and Heritage Services Officer as they teach you about managing heritage places. We’ll also explain how the National Trust
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The National Trust celebrates Reconciliation Week 2021

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The National Trust works to raise knowledge, awareness, understanding and commitment to Western Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. Our places and collections tell the stories of our state’s shared history. The Trust’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee and Reconciliation Action Plan continues to guide our approach, and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal communities
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Register now for the National Trust Independent Forum on the Heritage Act Review – 9th June 2021

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National Trust Independent Forum on the government Review of the NSW Heritage Act
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National Trust celebrates Anzac Cottage transfer

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Anzac Cottage was built in one day, 12 February 1916, by the community of Mount Hawthorn as a home for returned soldier Private Porter and his family, and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing. The cottage was State Heritage listed in 2000
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A big thank you to our volunteers

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The National Trust has incredible volunteers that work tirelessly to open our heritage places to the public year-round. To mark National Volunteer Week, we want to say a special thank you! As a not-for-profit heritage organisation, the National Trust could not achieve as much as it does without its volunteers.
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The 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards Winners: Announced

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The National Trust (NSW) has held its 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards ceremony, presented by the ABC’s Simon Marnie and announced winners in 10 categories and three individual prizes that celebrate outstanding practice in the field of heritage.
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Pop Up cafe for Peninsula Farm opening in late May

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Peninsula Farm Café will offer a gourmet delicatessen, plus fine coffee, hot drinks and fresh juices. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the new operators to the Peninsula Farm Café as, I’m sure, are regular users of the cycle and walk trails, visitors to Peninsula Farm, and people looking for a
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CY O’Connor Lecture – 27 May 2021

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Join us on Thursday 27 May at the Perth Town Hall to hear the Hon Ben Wyatt deliver this year’s CY O’Connor Lecture, ‘Rebuilding community resilience and cultural connections’. See more about the CY O’Connor Lecture Series The day also marks the 54th anniversary of the 1967 Australian referendum to
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Call for audit of Canberra’s mid-century modern homes

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National Trust Calls For Audit Of Canberra’s Mid Century Modern Homes 9 5 2021 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7243083/call-to-audit-canberras-mid-century-modern-houses-before-its-too-late/?cs=14225  
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Top places to take mum this Mother’s Day in New South Wales

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Our heritage places have something for everyone – whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family. From picture-perfect views, to modern art, to spine-tingling tales of a time gone by, we have plenty to discover.
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Australian War Memorial redevelopment

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) has written to the National Capital Authority opposing the proposed works approval to commence the Australian War Memorial redevelopment. Read the letter here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/30-Apr-2021-NCA-re-AWM.pdf  
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. Deadline for entries – 21 June 5pm. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click here.
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Reopening dates for National Trust places

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Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties reopening to the public from Saturday 1 May. Below are the opening dates relevant to each property: West Perth Office – Old Observatory, West Perth – Tuesday 27 April East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth – Sunday
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Office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

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Properties that will be closed: Office – Old Observatory, West Perth East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth No 1 Pump Station, Mundaring Old Blythewood, Pinjarra (currently closed for conservation works) Peninsula Farm, Maylands Samson House, Fremantle Woodbridge, near Guildford Unfortunately this means that our Anzac Day events at Woodbridge and Peninsula
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Anzac Day events cancelled

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Remembering and paying respect to our Anzacs is, for many Australians, an important event in our calendars that was sadly put on hold during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, the evolving COVID situation in the Perth and Peel regions means that we have had to cancel
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