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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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Many acts of picture palace

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By Brian Powyer, National Trust (NSW) President   On June 27, the Land and Environment Court ensured the iconic Roxy Theatre would be retained in its current majestic form as a major feature of the Parramatta City Streetscape. It is the only example of the distinctive Hollywood Spanish-styled theatre remaining
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3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo

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MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 July 2019 The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) has advanced the Expression of Interest process for 3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) commenced an open Expression of Interest process with respect to the future management of
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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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