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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 28 June. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future. Click here for: Nomination Form PDF Click here for: Nomination Form Word
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Enrico Taglietti 16 April 1926 – 3 May 2019

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“The aim of my architecture is to express the invisible, joy and music, silence, light and its desire to be.” Enrico Taglietti (1926-2019), architect, spent his early childhood in Milan, moving to Eritrea in the year leading up to World War 2. Returning to Milan, he studied architecture under prominent
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Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead

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See photos from the Open Day.  
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Latest Tours and Events news

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The Heritage Festival starts on Saturday 13 April so enjoy lots of events over the next few weeks starting with the Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead on Saturday.  The Duntroon Dairy and Duntroon walk is full but we hope to repeat this in early July.  Unfortunately we have had to
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Did you live or work at Gowrie Hostel?

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AECOM Australia is seeking to speak with people who either worked or lived at Gowrie Hostel in Canberra between 1965 and 1990 and who would be interested in participating in an oral history interview to discuss their experiences. The Gowrie Hostel was built by the Commonwealth in 1965, and initially
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Canberra Museum and Gallery purchase of the CS Daley desk and chair

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Below is the link to the full article, written by John Tucker, about the CS Daley desk and chair.These were housed in the ACT National Trust office until late last year. An abridged version of this article appears in the March issue of Heritage in Trust.   https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CMAG-purchase-FINAL-version-for-website.pdf
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e-petition: Trees decline must be reversed

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e-Petition Trees decline must be reversed, closing date 15/03/2019 https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetition.aspx?PetId=100  
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Christmas Party 2018 at Cliftonwood – Sunday 2 December

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  Despite some showers in the morning, the day was fine – if a little windy!  This didn’t prevent 60 plus people enjoying the beautiful surroundings and the opportunity to inspect the house and the outbuildings and see work on restoring the shed.  We are grateful to the Yass and
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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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