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Stargazing at the Old Observatory: Return of the telescopes

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This special family night was the final event in our Western Australian Heritage Festival, supported by Lotterywest. We welcomed around 90 people to the Old Observatory to have our belated celebration to mark 125 years since the building’s completion. The event had originally been planned for November last year but
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New exhibition explores the history of Parramatta River

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The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo is an exciting new exhibition at Old Government House exploring stories relating to the Parramatta River, from the significance of the area to the Dharug people to its role in feeding a starving colony and a campaign aiming to make its waters swimmable again.
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Peninsula Farm Café opens its doors once again

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Peninsula Farm Café is set in the grounds of the National Trusts’ Peninsula Farm, located on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan, in the now urban suburb of Maylands, Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat is a place of great historical importance to our state. The café has been reimagined by
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Celebrating the Lindsay legacy

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It’s been 50 years since the National Trust (NSW) began caring for the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Helen Glad, art historian and grand-daughter to Norman Lindsay, reflects on its acquisition and the crucial role members have played in funding essential work to conserve his legacy.
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The Golden Pipeline celebrates 120 years of service

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The heritage listed scheme, commonly known as the Golden or Goldfields Pipeline, was officially opened at Mount Charlotte, Kalgoorlie, on 24 January 1903, pumping fresh water 566km east from Mundaring Weir to the Eastern Goldfields. The brainchild of WA’s first Engineer-in-Chief CY O’Connor, the pipeline had a focus on delivering
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Grant paves the way for Woodford Academy restoration

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Woodford Academy, the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains, has undergone important conservation and repairs, thanks to a NSW Government grant for State Heritage Registered properties.
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Share your story in the Australian Heritage Festival

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This annual festival, organised by National Trusts around Australia, has become the country’s largest festival celebrating natural and cultural heritage. Local history groups, councils, museums, libraries and community organisations are welcome to take part and register an event in the Festival. “We’re excited to be a part of this national
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Congratulations to the Binalup Rangers

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We were very pleased to support the Binalup Rangers request to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for funding to support their on-ground activities on Menang boodja and congratulate them on their successful application. The National Trust manages a culturally significant site at Barmup which, as well as being
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John Gorton Building Carpark

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The Federal Government is seeking comment on the construction of a five-storey car park to support the National Security Office Precinct in Parkes. The project, to be built next to the John Gorton Building, will provide 1153 car spaces and include a childcare centre with capacity for 170 children on
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Heritage recognition for Golden Pipeline sites

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The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme – also known as the Golden Pipeline – runs over 566 kilometres, delivering water from the Mundaring Weir to the Eastern Goldfields. When it opened in early 1903, the scheme included a series of steam pumping stations, reservoirs and receiving tanks, and was the longest
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Event registration is now open for the Australian Heritage Festival

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Running in Western Australia from Monday 10 April to Sunday 14 May, the 2023 theme is Shared stories. This theme invites event organisers to help us reveal Australia’s layered history by sharing stories of our natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage, and encourages the community to build deeper connections by sharing
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Heritage in focus photography competition

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The National Trust of Western Australia connects communities to the value of heritage through conservation, interpretation, events and education. Heritage is something we have inherited from the past and is valued enough today to leave for future generations. It can incorporate both the tangible and intangible, and is present in
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Year in review: 2021-22

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2021-22 marked an extraordinary year of conservation, celebration and community at the National Trust of Australia (NSW). We hope you enjoy our Year in Review 2021-22.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2022 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday 26 November 2022 as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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Board of Directors for 2023

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On 26 November 2022 the National Trust's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and the 2023 Board of Directors were elected by National Trust (NSW) members.
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Meet the recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2022-23

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Now in its third year, the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative is a partnership between the National Trust of Western Australia and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. The five successful writers for 2022-23 are: Portland Jones, residency at Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat, Maylands Rachel Robertson,
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The Mill Manager’s House – Jarrahdale tourism opportunity

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The redevelopment of The Mill Manager’s House at Jarrahdale aligns closely with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Tourism Strategy 2018–23 and will bring economic and social dividends to the town. The Mill Manager’s House was built in 1881 when Jarrahdale was the site of the first major timber milling operations
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New bushland projects creating a greener Sydney

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We’re part of the global fight to tackle biodiversity loss and make our cities cleaner and greener. This year the bushland management team has been out working across Sydney, restoring native bushland in suburbs, golf courses and wetlands. Here are four of their most ambitious projects.
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Students piece together the mystery of a 280-year-old yellow dress

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Fragments of yellow silk discovered in a bag have been reconstructed into a historically accurate 18th century dress, thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the National Trust (NSW). The Yellow Dress will be on show for the first time this month.
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Coming events

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AGM – Thursday 17 November Ginninderry Stories – Saturday 19 November   Well Built: Simmie & Co Master Builders in Canberra 1926 – 1969 – exhibition and talk – Thursday 24 November More than roses, roses, roses Heritage Walk – Sunday 27 November Christmas Party at Namadgi Visitors Centre –
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Annual General Meeting 2022

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When: Sunday, 30 October 2022 – 3pm Where: Franklin House 413 Hobart Road, Youngtown, 7249 Cost: Free Bookings: For the purposes of catering please RSVP by Tuesday 25 October 2022 https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/526464/national-trust-of-australia-tasmania-agm-2022 or call (03) 6344 6233 email: admin@nationaltrusttas.org.au AGM Documents: 2022 Agenda: 2022 AGM Agenda 30 OCTOBER 2022 2022 Chairman’s
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