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NSW State Archives exhibition ignites search for missing Queen Victoria album

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Using original glass plate negatives from the NSW State Archives Collection, the exhibition re-imagines a moment in history from nearly 140 years ago when Sir Henry Parks, Premier and Colonial Secretary of NSW, had an idea of presenting an album to the Queen that would showcase NSW and ‘display its
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Court decides to retain the Roxy Theatre

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The National Trust (NSW) has been a leading and supporting voice with other organisations campaigning that the development application only accounts for a token of less than a third of the theatre’s original capacity of 1,923 seats-and no stage or back-of-house facilities whatsoever. “The National Trust welcomes the decision of
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Buildings placed on National Trust Register

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They are the Officers’ Mess at the Glenbrook RAAF Base, Katoomba’s Palais Royale Boutique Hotel and the Savoy Theatre Building. “This is an important milestone for local heritage conservation,” said Blue Mountains National Trust Branch Chairman, Rod Stowe. Mr Stowe explained that while a listing on the Trust Register did
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A voice from the sewers

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In the last week, Sydney Morning Herald reporter, Andrew Taylor, wrote a feature that essentially called into question the value of heritage and decisions to list specific places, landscapes or items as being of heritage significance. The National Trust (NSW) Director, Conservation, Graham Quint was interviewed for the feature and
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Celebrating the 2,000 who ‘Make a World of Difference’ to us

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The National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, will this week celebrate with volunteers at the National Trust Centre at Observatory Hill for National Volunteers Week. Two thousand volunteers across the organisation are being acknowledged with communication from the National Trust (NSW) CEO, Debbie Mills and certificates will be presented to
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Launch of volunteering campaign for National Trust (NSW)

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The launch of the recruitment campaign follows the recent appointment of Melissa Green to the position of Volunteer Coordinator and will kick off during National Volunteering Week (20 -26 May, 2019) at the Goulburn Mulwarree Volunteer Expo. The state-wide campaign to recruit volunteers across the organisation will begin with a focus
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David Burdon’s address to National Trust Heritage Awards

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  In 1956 the architectural historian Morton Herman saw what was coming and rushed to produce his book “The Architecture of Victorian Sydney”. Before he had even got the manuscript to the publishers 19 more buildings shown in his publication had been demolished. Today, walking the streets of Parramatta or
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Philip Thalis address to the National Trust 2019 Awards

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Thank you for that welcome, Brian, and thank you to the National Trust for inviting me to speak today. I would like to first acknowledge that we are gathered here today on the traditional land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I thank Yvonne Weldon for her welcome
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National Trust Heritage Awards 2019 winners announced

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The National Trust (NSW) has today announced the winners for its annual National Trust Heritage Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of these important awards that acknowledge the greatest innovation, conservation, education and advocacy with a view to preserving or protecting natural, built and cultural heritage in New South
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Thomas Meadowcroft new Prelude composer at Golden Vale

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Thomas Meadowcroft was awarded the residency by the Bundanon Trust and moved into Golden Vale Homestead earlier this month. Prelude is a national initiative developed by the Bundanon Trust to provide time and space for Australian composers to create their work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia.
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The International Connection

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In recent months we’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in two international exchanges. Richard Silink, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says some things in this world are universally recognised and heritage is one of them. “We all come from somewhere, we all have a sense of place and
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National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist Announced for 2019

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Assessed by an independent panel of judges across 11 categories, award entries were received from the building design and architecture sector, community groups, the culture and arts sector including galleries and libraries, leading researchers and publishers, and many more. The National Trust Heritage Awards is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and
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Federal election priorities for heritage

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The National Trusts of Australia comprise eight community-based, not-for-profit organisations. We are a not-for-profit charity that represents the interests of more than 80,000 members across Australia. The Australian National Trusts Federal Election Priorities for Heritage outlines the heritage issues we are advocating for in the 2019 Federal election. They clearly
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Australian Heritage Festival connects people, places and the past on World Heritage Day

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The National Trust of Australia will bring the community together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural, natural and built heritage of every state and territory with the Australian Heritage Festival in 2019. Launching on 18 April 2019 – World Heritage Day – and running until 19 May, the community
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Exclusive Offer for National Trust (NSW) Members: Royal Easter Show

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The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail is coming to visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Artisans from the Trades Trail will take over the Amphitheatre Lawns to celebrate World Heritage Day, giving visitors a taste of the annual Bathurst Festival and bring to life some of the trades of yesteryear. This
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Honours for National Trust (NSW) members in Australia Day 2019 Awards

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Les and Lois both received awards for their service to heritage protection. Les has been National Trust property manager at Armidale’s popular Saumarez Homestead since 2010. During that time he has received awards and recognition for the Homestead, including: TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, 2018, as a result of Achieving TripAdvisor
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Turning Up the Heat on Pests at Woodford Academy

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The innovative treatment is being undertaken by Modified Atmospheres and Simon de Montemas from Precision Pest Control and involves progressively heating the interiors of the Blue Mountains oldest building to 56ºC. The treatment targets pests such as borers and silverfish, both of which are notoriously damaging to historic buildings and
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Government supports Southern Highlands Regional Gallery at Retford Park

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Retford Park has received a $2,490,000 grant that will support the development of a regional gallery.
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National Trust (NSW) Announces its Board of Directors for 2019

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National Trust (NSW) has announced its Board of Directors for 2019.
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Golden Vale Homestead to host Prelude Composer in Residence

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Golden Vale Homestead has been included in the Prelude Composer in Residence program run by the Bundanon Trust.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2018 Trust Honours Awards

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  2018 Honours Award recipients Honorary Life Membership: Elizabeth Ellis – Collections Committee Caroline Parker – Women’s Committee   Meritorious Service Award: Stella Downer – S.H. Ervin Gallery Advisory Committee Lisa Newell – Industrial Heritage Committee / National Trust Representative to the Heritage Council Richard Steele – Miss Traill’s House
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