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2018 ACT Heritage Awards Presentation Evening

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This year’s Awards Presentation is being held on Monday 15 October. Do come and join us for this special event. Awards Presentation.    
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2018 Region Heritage Symposium

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Saturday 18 August 2018. Bookings open soon. Theme: Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2018

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 13 July. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future! Click here for nomination form. 
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National Trust Desk Diary 2018

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We still have some 2018 National Trust Desk Diaries in the National Trust ACT office and are for sale at the special price of $15.00. The theme is “Coast and Waterways of Australia”. They are a handy A5 size, ring-bound with a beautiful photograph or artwork on every page.
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This year’s ACT Heritage Symposium

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This year’s ACT Heritage Symposium was a great success. Read the Program, Abstracts and Bio-Notes from each speaker to find out what was covered: Abstracts and Bio-Notes
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National Trust ACT Heritage Awards 2017

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 7 July. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future! Click here for nomination form. 
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Gungahlin Homestead Open Day

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We were delighted to see so many people at our Open Day on Saturday. The interest in seeing and learning about the hidden Gungahlin Homestead in Crace was wonderful! Gungahlin Homestead is a former pastoral property dating from the 19th century.  The Homestead was built in two major stages –
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John Bowen Ross GALE OBE

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6 March 1924 – 6 October 2016 Passed away peacefully on 6 October 2016, aged 92 years. A Life Member of both the ACT and NSW National Trusts.   “John Gale and Huntly”, an article by Di Johnstone, member of NT(ACT), presented to John in February this year in warm appreciation and with sincere
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HERITAGE ELECTION FORUM

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2016 HERITAGE ELECTION FORUM – SUMMARY OF PRESENTATIONS It was a successful evening with around 80 people turning up to listen to the 5 candidates and then ask their questions. It was a prime opportunity for Political Parties to outline their proposed Heritage policies and initiatives for the next term
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National Trust Desk Diary 2017

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                      This diary hopes to show, through the art of painting and of photography, some of the ways that people come to terms with life in the Outback….from pre-colonial indigenous communities to the first European settlers, to explorers, cattlemen, miners….to
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2016 NT(ACT) HERITAGE AWARDS

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The following projects received awards: Significant Contribution to Heritage Conservation Conservation and Management of the Barton Heritage Precinct’s Streetscape – Kingston & Barton Residents Group The Birth of Canberra: Archaeological Study of Springbank Island, Canberra’s Earliest Owner Occupied Homestead – Canberra Archaeology Society Outstanding Project Mount Stromlo Observatory Precinct Heritage
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INTO (International National Trusts Organisation)

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Enjoy reading INTO’s first newsletter with enticing “Working Holidays” to enjoy and learn about the history of the National Trust movement and its social origins: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/INTO-NEWSLETTER-August-2016.pdf Calmont d’Olt Castle during a working holiday Excavation on the left, stone cutting on the right
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Have Your Say

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Heritage Matters in your City Use this link to HAVE YOUR SAY to things that matter to you: Draft Development Control Plan 16/01- Blocks 4 and 5 Section 38 Campbell (site of current CSIRO) Stage 1 – Light Rail Network: Federal Highway/Northbourne Avenue & Block 13 Section 63 City Block 9
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ACT Heritage Strategy

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Have your say on the development of the ACT Heritage Strategy The ACT Government is seeking your input to the development of a five year ACT Heritage Strategy (the Strategy). The Strategy is intended to set a clear direction and framework for the recognition, protection, conservation and promotion of our
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Members and friends enjoy the NT(ACT) Christmas Party at ‘Ashby’

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Many members and friends gathered together on Sunday 6 December to enjoy our annual Christmas Party at ‘Ashby’ just outside of Bungendore. The weather was kind and generous hosts, Mary and Richard, conducted tours of the house, and to add to the wonderful atmosphere of the historic Ashby setting, a group of
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New Australian Heritage Strategy launched

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The new Australian Heritage Strategy has been officially launched today in a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House by the Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt. Media Release: http://www.greghunt.com.au/Media/MediaReleases/tabid/86/ID/3598/A-new-strategy-to-protect-and-manage-Australias-national-and-world-heritage.aspx The Australian Government today released the Australian Heritage Strategy, the first national strategy for the management of Australia’s magnificent heritage for the
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National Trust ACT Heritage Awards 2015 – winners announced

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Report from Judging Panel The judging panel for the second year of these awards consisted of Dr Tracy Ireland, Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra; Dr Dianne Firth, Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra, who is Deputy Chair of the ACT
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News ACT Heritage Grants Program 2015-2016 announced

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Mick Gentleman, Minister for Planning has announced the results of the ACT Heritage Grants funding for 2015-2016 ACT Legislative Assembly Media Release – $336,000 awarded to assist local heritage projects… National Trust of Australia (ACT) Urban Polaris The ACT Heritage Urban Polaris will be a seven hour navigating and cycling
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Latest ACT National Trust Statement on the Northbourne Housing Precinct

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It is unfortunate that so much of the commentary regarding the processes for managing the future of the Northbourne Housing Precinct has been ill-informed. To understand why the National Trust is raising concerns about the current process it is important for people to know the following: • After deliberating for
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Petition to include Canberra on the National Heritage List

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We are proud of the city and believe National Heritage listing will recognise its special place as the capital city of Australia.
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Statement on Dickson Lyneham Flats

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The National Trust ACT continues to argue for due process to ensure heritage values are fully identified and considered
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