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Conserving Cooma Cottage

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We’re launching an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof one of the oldest surviving colonial cottages in the state, Cooma Cottage. You can help with this important conservation work. Discover the difference your donation can make to ensure the future of this piece of living history.
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National Trust volunteer recognised at State Volunteer Awards

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The National Trust’s Harper’s Mansion is celebrating the recognition of Deputy Chair, Doug Werner as Senior Volunteer for the Illawarra Region at the recent 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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CY O’Connor Lecture 2022 – 6 Oct 2022

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Mike is a freelance educator and writer, and former Head of Education at the WA Maritime Museum. He is also a great grandson of CY O’Connor. 2022 marks the 120 years since O’Connor’s death and Mike’s lecture will focus on Charles Yelverton O’Connor the man. To celebrate his legacy, Mike
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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 jazz music, brought to you by Isabel Sargon – Executive Director of Vivid Music, in the relaxing springtime gardens at Old Blythewood. Between sets you can explore an acre of gardens, take a tour of
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Call for nominations to join the National Trust of Western Australia Council

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The election process will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC). An election notice will be placed in The West Australian by the WAEC on 31 August 2022. Nominations will be accepted from Wednesday 7 September 2022 and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 14 September 2022. The WAEC
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Heritage Officer vacancy

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Applications for this position are now closed. National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Officer (Canberra) Do you want to play an important role in preserving our heritage and awareness of its importance? The National Trust (ACT) is seeking to fill a part time position of Heritage Officer. We are a
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Introducing the new owners of Peninsula Farm Café 

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Residents of Maylands, Danny and Tania are a dynamic husband and wife team, and founders of Perth’s iconic BODHI Spa group. Their vision for Peninsula Farm Café is one of sustainability and simplicity, to create a family-friendly destination café on the banks of the Swan River. Tania explains, “Our goal
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Remembering Dr Kenneth Collins AM CStJ CitWA

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The lifelong, distinguished contribution by Dr Collins, both as a professional and as a volunteer, in all areas of work and community involvement, at a local, national and international level, is held in the highest regard by the National Trust. He remained firmly committed to all his causes, dedicated and
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Nominations now open for the 2022 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this prestigious award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. First established in 1999, the Margaret Feilman Medal is managed by the National Trust. By nominating someone
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INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative now open for 2022-23 applications

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INSPIRE is an exciting opportunity for Western Australian writers to undertake a residency in one of 6 National Trust places in the Perth metropolitan area between October 2022 and April 2023. Each residency comes with a $5,000 stipend. The initiative provides the writers opportunities in developing research, creative and professional
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2022

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/act-heritage-awards-2022/
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Forum offers local solutions for protecting heritage and designing cities

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Experts in heritage, planning and architecture gathered at the National Trust (NSW)'s recent 'Past and Future Cities Forum' to debate the big issues facing Parramatta's heritage and city planning, identifying new solutions for creating cities with character.
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Leaders gather for forum on the future of Parramatta and urban design

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With the NSW State election now confirmed for 25 March 2023, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is launching its election platform with an independent forum on the key issues facing the state’s heritage places.
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William Keane remembered with memorial plaque at East Perth Cemeteries

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Of the more than 10,000 people who were buried in the East Perth Cemeteries, only 800 grave markers remain. Since the closure of the cemeteries, the majority of the grave headstones and markers have been lost through decay, neglect, vandalism and well-intentioned ‘cleanups’. Many genealogy detectives have traced a family
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Expressions of interest now open to lease Central Greenough Café and Visitor Centre

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The National Trust is seeking detailed EOI proposals for the lease of Central Greenough Café and Visitor Centre premises. We want to hear from organisations or individuals with the necessary skills, experience, imagination and financial resources to deliver improved amenity to the café and add value to the visitor experience
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East Perth Cemeteries farewell power of the past

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Installed in the 1960s, the power poles and overhead lines were intrusive elements in the fragile cemetery landscape. The National Trust welcomed the recent proposal by Western Power to remove the poles, now that the surrounding residential area is supplied with underground power and the 66kv overhead transmission line and
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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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