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Robb College demolition begins

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Section 34 of the Heritage Act, 1977 states that within 14 days after the Heritage Council makes a recommendation for listing to the Minister, the Minister must: decide whether or not to direct the listing and inform the Heritage Council of that decision, or request the Independent Planning Commission to
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Louisa Atkinson watercolour on display at Harper’s Mansion

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The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’ has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time. Louisa Atkinson was born at Oldbury Farm under the shadows of Gingenbullen, Sutton Forest in 1834. Her father died soon after she was born and
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Brian Powyer speaks to 7News about plans to knock down Parramatta historic buildings

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National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, was interviewed on 7 News last night about plans to knock down historic building in Parramatta to make way for the Powerhouse Museum. He said the area is immensely important. “There’s a whole sense of disappointment because once again a major heritage site in
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Historical clothing made for Harper’s Mansion

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After a visit to the Southern Highlands, a group of Western Sydney women decided to recreate a piece of history for Harper’s Mansion. The Encore Historical Sewing Group visited the iconic Berrima mansion more than two years ago and decided to get their needles and thread out to create a
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Brough House exhibition evokes the spirit of Lily Briscoe

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Thanks to the hard work of a group of Maitland-based artists, the spirit of Lily Briscoe will be alive at Brough House.
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National Trust supports listing of Thompson Square on National Heritage List

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“The Trust believes that Thompson Square and its pre-Macquarie era settlement of 1795 and archaeology dating back to 1814 and possibly earlier, must be kept intact and we are urging the construction of a Windsor by-pass. The proposed bridge construction and its approaches through Windsor would require the destruction of
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2017 National Trust NSW highlights

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Thank you so much for your support during 2017. We’ve had a fabulous year full of memorable events and exciting activities. Here are just some of our favourites from 2017.   1. The many facets of the award-winning painter were examined in the S. H. Ervin Gallery’s exciting and very
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New President elected to the National Trust Australia (NSW)

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Brian brings a wonderful commitment to the National Trust having been a member for more than 30 years, Chair of both the Parramatta Branch and Education Committee of the National Trust, as well as being a volunteer guide at Old Government House. He was appointed a Member of the National Trust
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National Trust opposes West Pennant Hills redevelopment

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National Trust advocacy director, Graham Quint, said redevelopment should be restrict to the area formerly developed for the IBM centre and its carpark, and the award-winning IBM buildings should be retained. See the full submission to the General Manager of the Hills Shire Council, Michael Edgar,  below:     IBM
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National Trust opposes Sydney Football Stadium demolition

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In June 2015 the Sydney Football Stadium was listed on the National Trust Register. The Trust strongly opposes moves for its demolition.
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Miss Traill’s House and Garden awards 2017

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This weekend’s Miss Traill’s House and Garden Christmas party was the perfect opportunity to thank our wonderful volunteers and supporters. They work tirelessly for us throughout the year making sure Miss Traill’s House and Gardens are in top condition and open to the public. Rebecca Pinchin, National Trust (NSW) Collections Manager,
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National Trust (NSW) Annual General Meeting 2017

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The National Trust of Australia (NSW) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, 5 November at S.H. Ervin Gallery. During the meeting the following people received the annual National Trust Honours and Staff Distinguished Service awards. Award recipients: Honorary Life Membership: Robert (Bob) Clark – Built Heritage Conservation Committee Graham Edds
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National Trust of Australia (NSW) Board Election Results

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At its AGM on 25/11/2017 the National Trust NSW announced the results of the 2017 Directors' election.
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Luke Cornish wins Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award

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The portrait of Australian artist Ben Quilty was created using spray paint and stencils, multiple stencils layered up to achieve a semi photorealistic effect. Luke Cornish said he chose to paint Ben because ‘because he is, artistically and personally, somebody that I have an enormous amount of respect for’. “Using
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2017 Election of Board Directors

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In accordance with the National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) Act 1990, the 12 elected members of the Trust Board (of whom 6 are required to resign at the 2017 Annual General Meeting) must include at least two (2) persons who ordinarily reside in the Sydney metropolitan area and
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Sirius Saved

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In a victory for the residents of Miller’s Point, the Court held that the Minister’s decision not to list the building on the State Heritage Register for reasons of financial hardship was invalid and of no effect. “The Sirius Apartment building has high social significance, resulting from the Green Ban
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Belle Magazine covers At Home

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Belle Magazine‘s Karen McCartney has written a great article about At Home, the exhibition currently showing at Old Government House in Parramatta Park, Sydney. At Home has received some wonderful coverage in the press and it sets the scene for a series of upcoming exhibitions at Old Government House that
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Environment Panel Advisory Paper for the Greater Sydney Commission

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These organisations appreciate the opportunity to be involved in helping articulate the community’s voice on the importance of the environment in metro and district planning and utilised science and planning research and practice to inform its considerations. Panel members believe that the natural, heritage and local character environments of Sydney
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National Trust (NSW) welcomes new Director

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Mrs Lawson is a Heritage and Curatorial Consultant whose links to the National Trust go back to the 1980s, when she was a member of the ACT Women’s Committee. Her goal is to foster a closer relationship between the Trust and Government with the aim of protecting our cultural heritage
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National Trust (NSW) Board Elections

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Have you voted in the Board Elections yet? Voting papers were posted with National Trust Magazine last week. The ballot closes on Friday 18th November 2016 at 5.00pm.
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Yooroonah Tank Traps Listed on National Trust Register

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The Yooroonah Tank Barrier at 5809 Grafton Road, Ebor, constructed in 1942, has historic significance as one of the last inland and most intact complexes of tank barrier systems in NSW, surviving from World War II. The construction of this inland defence complex came as a response to the national
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