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Home Hill Pavilion Concept

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Home Hill at Devonport provides a rich visitor experience of Tasmania’s 20th century social history and Australian political life. It is Tripadvisor’s No.1 tourism attraction for Tasmania’s north-west. National Trust Tasmania is working with Devonport City Council to significantly increase its capacity to tell its story, welcome visitors, provide education services and host a range of events.
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Runnymede Collection: Dorothea Pitcairn portrait acquired for Runnymede

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National Trust Collections continue to grow, reflecting our evolving awareness of the cultural significance of our properties to our members and audiences. National Trust Tasmania has received funding from the Australian Government’s National Cultural Heritage Account to acquire a portrait of Dorothea Pitcairn for the Runnymede collection.
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National Trust Conservation Appeals – Martin Davies Memorial Scholarship

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The University of Tasmania is moving to activate the National Trust Martin Davies Memorial Scholarship.
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Runnymede Cottage maintenance requires funding

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National Trust Tasmania wishes to activate Runnymede Cottage as the Tasmanian base for an Australia-wide composer in residence program. We are, however, faced with some building maintenance hurdles, needing funding.
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Launceston Synagogue secures Australian Government’s Advanced Security grant

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Launceston Synagogue has recently benefitted from the philanthropy of co-Trustee, Rabbi Joseph Gutnick and the Australian Government’s Advanced Security grant Program managed by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ).
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The Hobart Penitentiary and Penghana receive top recognition on Tripadvisor

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The Hobart Penitentiary and Penghana have earned the prestigious Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for a second year, improving their ranks from last year.
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Hobart Penitentiary Nomination for National Heritage List

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In its recent revision of Tasmanian Heritage Register entries, Heritage Tasmania, acknowledged that the Hobart Penitentiary is of national significance. Encouraged by this, National Trust Tasmania will nominate the site for the Commonwealth Government’s National Heritage list.
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Unshackled – The Convict Memorial wins at the Tasmanian Architecture Awards

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Unshackled - The Convict Memorial by Circa Morris-Nunn Chua Architects won the award for Small Project Architecture at the Tasmanian Institute of Architects Awards for 2024.
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Live-in Caretaker Wanted: Collingrove Homestead

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The National Trust of South Australia is seeking a dedicated live-in caretaker to oversee the day-to-day maintenance of Collingrove Homestead, located in the picturesque Barossa Valley. This position offers a unique opportunity to live on-site amidst rich cultural heritage while playing a pivotal role in preserving and promoting the history
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Vale Dawn Hazelton

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In memory of Dawn Hazelton and her 40 years of service to the National Trust (NSW).
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Expressions of Interest: Event Operator Collingrove Homestead

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We are seeking expressions of interest for a third-party event operator to bring Collingrove Homestead to life with public programs and private functions. About the Property: Conceived as a little piece of England and commenced in 1856, Collingrove was the Angas family home and headquarters for their considerable pastoral interests.
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Expressions of Interest: Event Operator for Z-Ward

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We are seeking expressions of interest for a third-party event operator to bring Z Ward to life with public programs and private functions. About the Property: As a significant heritage site Z Ward offers a unique backdrop for cultural, educational, and community events. Z Ward operated between 1885 and 1973,
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June 2024 – Tasmanian Supreme Court Bicentenary

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The Supreme Court of Tasmania recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the first sitting of the Supreme Court of Van Diemens Land.
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June 2024 – Queenstown and Penghana

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Penghana has again been recognised in TripAdvisor’s top 1% of B&B’s worldwide and rated No. 7 in Australia.
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June 2024 – Volunteer Thanks

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Managing Director, Scott Carlin, would like to thank each and every volunteer who contributes their time so generously to the Trust (as Australia’s largest community-based heritage organization) and Tasmania’s tourism economy.
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June 2024 – Conservation Appeals: Church of the Apostles

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The National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) has operated a Conservation Appeal for the Church of the Apostles, Launceston since 1995. The Church of the Apostles has reactivated its National Trust Conservation Appeal and is currently fundraising for work on its stained glass windows.
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June 2024 – Our Collections: Clarendon

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A Cox descendant from Victoria has recently donated to Clarendon a Cox family Christening robe and pair of engravings.
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June 2024 – Runnymede Cottage

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National Trust Tasmania plans to activate Runnymede Cottage through a Composer in Residence program coordinated by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer’s House in Paddington NSW.
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June 2024 – Historic Heritage Summit, Launceston

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The second Heritage Summit, hosted by the Minister for the Arts, Madeleine Ogilvie and Tasmanian Heritage Council Chair, Brett Torosi, was held in Launceston on 17 May. More than 120 people attended.
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June 2024 – Launceston Heritage

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The demolition of the James Nelson Fabric Weavers Building in Mowbray, Launceston has elicited a lot of community concern for the loss of Tasmania’s Modernist heritage.
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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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