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Hidden treasures revealed at Saumarez Homestead

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We've completed a year-long project to document historic items at Saumarez Homestead, providing unprecedented access to the property’s furniture, textiles, artworks and artifacts.
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Revealed: winners of the 30th annual National Trust Heritage Awards

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The best and brightest in Australian heritage conservation have been celebrated today at this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards.
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Teaming up with community to restore a bushland haven

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With the help of community volunteers, we’re undertaking vital conservation work to the bushland surrounding Marie Byles’ historic home in Cheltenham.
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Queenstown News – May 2024

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Mt Lyell Mine ownership updates, Bay of Fires Season 2 and Penghana rated in the top 1% of Australian B&B's on Trip Advisor - coming in at number 7!
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Paint The Town Red – William Cuffay Spotlight

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This month we focus on William Cuffay. Tony Moore, Associate Professor at Monash University, interprets Cuffay’s legacy at Unshackled – the True Convict Story at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery:
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Work With Us – Marketing and Promotions Role

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National Trust Tasmania is seeking an experienced marketing officer to develop and implement a marketing plan for Tasmania’s unique, new tourism attraction, the Convict Memorial.
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Our Collections – Rosewood Flower Table

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National Trust collections continue to evolve, reflecting our evolving awareness of the cultural significance of our properties. An attractive rosewood flower table c1840 has recently been acquired for Clarendon.
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Clarendon Works Continue

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A Tasmanian Government Built Heritage Maintenance grant has allowed significant works programs at the Hobart Penitentiary Chapel and Clarendon.
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New Exhibition at Clarendon

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A new exhibition drawn from a private collection poses some interesting questions of what may have been the course of Tasmania’s history if the island had been claimed by France.
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New plans for the Powerhouse Museum on display

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Plans for the heritage revitalisation of the Ultimo Powerhouse Museum have now been released. See what's on the table, and have your say.
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Conservation Appeals – St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Evandale

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A devastating fire has led a much loved northern Tasmanian church to open a National Trust Conservation Appeal.
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Runnymede Under Threat

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The National Trust’s flagship property, Runnymede is under threat from an unsympathetic adjacent development.
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Launceston Heritage Under Threat

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Launceston faces the loss of two important heritage buildings.
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UNSHACKLED – The True Convict Story

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Two exhibitions under the Unshackled banner are open in Hobart this year.
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Zephaniah Williams, Chartist Convict

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A rare treasure from the Trust’s Latrobe Court House Museum has gone on exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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Clarendon Renaissance

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Clarendon, the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania)’s flagship property ten minutes south of Evandale is undergoing a renaissance.
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Built Heritage Maintenance Funding for Clarendon and Hobart Penitentiary

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The Hobart Penitentiary Chapel and Clarendon have benefitted from concerted works programs made possible by a Tasmanian Government Built Heritage Maintenance grant.
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2024 Heritage Oration – media coverage

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On the 28 April, the Canberra Times published a report about Ted Baillieu’s Heritage Oration delivered for the National Trust (ACT) on 18 April, World Heritage Day. A transcript of the Oration will be published on the website shortly.
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Shortlist announced for the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice, awarding excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage. “The high quality of entries created robust discussions between the judges this year” said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National Trust Heritage Awards Jury. Devine was
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Restoration work begins at Old Government House

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The $500,000 restoration of UNESCO World Heritage site Old Government House is now underway, with parts of the historic Parramatta landmark undergoing significant repairs.
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Light Rail Stage 2B EPBC Act Referral

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) says that the referral of Light Rail Stage 2B to the Commonwealth Government identifies many heritage issues that require full public scrutiny. See media release. National Trust ACT Light Rail Stage 2B EPBC Act Referral Feb 2024 To see the documents related to the
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