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Former Mandela Photographer and Documentarian is the feature artist at Retford Park, Bowral, this March

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Willman is one of South Africa’s leading, young, independent artists in visual communication and heritage art. He has expressed himself through an extraordinary body of work which includes writing, storytelling and photographic exhibitions across 48 countries, tailoring his inventive brand of communication to the needs of an array of clients
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Blog: Matthew Willman – a captured perspective on white rhinos and Nelson Mandela

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One of the most extraordinary perspectives I have gained working with orphaned wild animals is how unpredictable they can be. You become acutely aware of how, in this case, rhinos behave and interact with the world around them. Everything is planned and anticipated until one of them does something completely
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National Trust Registers Concern on Great Western Highway Upgrade

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In its submission provided in December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) A National Trust submission to Transport for NSW on the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow noted 21 properties and two landscapes listed on the National Trust Register. We highlighted the likely impact on these places and the
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National Trust Property Updates: Bushfires

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Since October, New South Wales has faced varying degrees of bushfire danger in various regions throughout the state. The National Trust (NSW) has properties located in the north, south, west, Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney area – many of which have been faced with emergency or urgent levels of threat
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Free advanced film previews for all our supporters

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The Professor and the Madman: Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English
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The National Trust (NSW) opposes the destruction of Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace

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Only last week, the Parramatta Branch of the National Trust (NSW) had heard reports that such an announcement may be imminent and the organisation publicly communicated its concerns via its eNews and on social media. “We are so disappointed that this is the result and this decision has been made
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Heritage in Parramatta is a talking point as the year comes to a close

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Willow Grove is listed on the National Trust Register and widely recognised for its irreplaceable and important historical value to the story of Parramatta. The National Trust (NSW) has been a vocal advocate for heritage in Parramatta – particularly in the past month following the Extraordinary General Meeting held at
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National Trust (NSW) Announces its Board of Directors for 2020

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National Trust (NSW) has announced its Board of Directors for 2020.
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An extraordinary meeting to stand for the issues that mattered to an extraordinary President of the National Trust

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The meeting will be held only a day after the funeral service of National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, who died suddenly one week ago. Brian Powyer had been a member of the National Trust for 30 years and was passionately committed to protecting, sharing knowledge about and celebrating the
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2019/2020 Holiday Period Opening Hours for National Trust (NSW) Properties

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Cooma Cottage: Closed 22 December 2019 – 11 January 2020. Dundullimal Homestead: Closed 17 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January 2020. Everglades House and Garden: Closed 25 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Experiment Farm Cottage: Closed 16 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January
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National Trust properties to close due to Bushfire Risks

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We are following recommendations from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and closing the following properties in high risk areas on 12 November 2019: Everglades House & Gardens in Leura Woodford Academy in Woodford Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge Given that many of our staff and volunteers at Old
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The National Trust has announced a new vision for wildlife and nature sanctuary in Bargo, New South Wales

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The Australian Wildlife Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, has been appointed following a rigorous and open expression of interest process conducted by the National Trust (NSW), which was completed in July 2019. The sanctuary will be managed and operated by the Australian Wildlife Foundation following their successful submission of a strategy
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Koalas could be extinct in 30 years in NSW: National Trust responds with new conservation policy and calls for action and change

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Why now? Evidence presented to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry on 16 August 2019 indicated that the (former) Office of Environment and Heritage identified more than 100,000 hectares of core koala habitat (koala hubs) across New South Wales. The evidence further indicated that, at the present time, only 16 per
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The National Trust opposes the proposed demolition of the former Globe Theatre in Sydney

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The Globe Theatre, located on George Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, is the imposing two-storey building beside the former Gowings store. It was designed by Clarence Backhouse. What is special about The Globe Theatre? The theatre’s Romanesque style façade has been a landmark with irreplaceable streetscape value for
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The who’s who of Australian Art rehung at Retford Park

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This highly anticipated annual event welcomes guests into the former home of the late Mr James Fairfax AC to be immersed in experiences that bring art, collecting, giving and creative expression to life. Guests are able to choose from various experiences including day tours, sunset tours, dinner for 40 people
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019

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Two volunteering teams and eight individual volunteers from the nomination made by the National Trust (NSW) were selected for judging to receive a certificate of acknowledgement. Teams: Friends of Grossman House Catering Team The Friends of Grossman House Catering Team is led by Gail Johnston and comprises of 10 –
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Get Schooled on Reconciliation at Cooma Cottage

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The travelling exhibition is comprised of works from primary and high school students who have taken up the challenge of portraying their perspective on the 2018 theme for Reconciliation: ‘Our Voices Our Future.’ The National Trust (NSW) began touring the finalists’ works throughout the state in 2015, allowing more schools
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Just Puddin’ This Out There

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‘Puddin’ Day’ will bring the mischief of The Magic Pudding to life with activities for readers young and old(er) – as well as introducing visitors to contemporary author Frances Watts and illustrator, Georgia Norton Lodge and author Zoë Norton Lodge. The National Trust (NSW) CEO Debbie Mills said that “‘Puddin’
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Fashionably Late…A New Image of a Tudor Monarch

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Traditionally dated to 1515, the double portrait of Mary and her second husband, Charles Brandon, had been assumed to date to the year of their marriage.  However, new research proposes that the fashions they wear shows the portrait is of a later date, a theory supported by a previously little
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We’re all about women at Old Government House

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Some of the names you know, some of them you don’t – all of them are remarkable for their courage, their stories and their strength. From 31 August 2019 to 16 August 2020, the National Trust (NSW) will be telling the stories of the Vice-Regal Women, servants and visitors who
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A touch of glass at Lindesay, Darling Point

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Brian Hirst is known for his interpretation and referencing of historic styles in his work, particularly the iridescent surfaces of classical Roman glass, and he will share his expertise with lovers of rare glass collections at Lindesay.   Georgian Glass: Colonial Style features items dating from 1700 – 1840, including
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