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Winter school holiday fun

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Winter school holidays are a great time to wrap up and get out with the kids for some heritage-inspired fun. Here's what's happening at our places this July ...
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Everglades’ Art Deco revival

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Caring for historic houses takes enormous work and attention to detail. This year, with the help of your donations, we’re planning an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof Art Deco icon, Everglades House.
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Statement on Ukraine

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The National Trust Australia stands with UNESCO and their efforts to implement emergency support across its spheres of competence and calling for the urgent protection of Ukraine’s extraordinary wealth of cultural heritage, with reference to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. “…any
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Meet the 2022 Heritage Awards Judge’s Choice winner

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The best of heritage was celebrated on 13 May at the 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards. Of the many deserving winners across multiple categories, it was a special project that breathed new life into an old museum in Cobar that took out the coveted Judge's Choice Award.
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The 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards winners announced

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The best of heritage has been celebrated today at the 2022 National Trust Heritage Awards at Sydney’s Doltone House.
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National Trust (NSW) withdraws from Willow Grove Community Reference Group

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After reviewing the dismantled remains of Parramatta’s historic Willow Grove, the National Trust (NSW) has concluded that the building cannot be authentically reconstructed and has withdrawn from the Willow Grove Community Reference Group.
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Shortlist announced for the 2022 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice in the field of heritage, awarding excellence in conservation, protection, and interpretation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage over the past year. The Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales
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Things to do in autumn

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Cooler days are finally here, which means wrapping up, pulling on the boots, and getting out to enjoy the crisp autumn air. We have lots to see and do at our NSW properties this time of year, including nature trails, wildlife spotting, and bursts of spectacular foliage.
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Dine and Discover vouchers expires soon

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The NSW Government’s vouchers can be used until 30 June 2022.
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Special ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in NSW

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Sunday 8th May is Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for a special way to treat Mum this year, we have lots of ideas for relaxed garden strolls, historical day trips, and lavish afternoon teas. Here are some of the events happening across NSW.
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Australian Heritage Festival: Unique outdoor events to explore

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The Australian Heritage Festival returns 1 April – 31 May 2022. If you're bringing the family, or just want to be out in the autumn air, here are a few unique highlights for experiencing the festival outdoors.
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Historic convict crafts now on show at Old Government House

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Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile launched at the National Trust’s Old Government House on 5 March 2022.
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School holiday ideas for all the family

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Looking for something different to do these Easter school holidays? From head-spinning mazes to autumn nature trails, try this National Trust (NSW) adventure list to keep everyone in the family entertained.
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Board of Directors for 2022

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On 27 November 2021 we held the National Trust's Annual General Meeting at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and announced our Board of Directors for 2022, as elected by National Trust members.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2021 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards finalists

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National Trust volunteers are finalists in the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021.
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Dine and Discover extended – use your vouchers to experience heritage

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From contemporary art to colonial furniture, manicured modern gardens to sandstone stables – we have something for everyone at our extraordinary properties across New South Wales. Following the most recent lockdown, we are delighted that our properties are gradually reopening from 4 November 2021 and many of which are participating
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Our doors are reopening

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From 4 November National Trust (NSW) properties are gradually reopening.
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The first regional gallery in the Southern Highlands has opened

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Retford Park in Bowral is now home to the region’s first art gallery, Ngununggula. Meaning 'belonging' in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, Ngununggula opened to the public on 12 October.
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Funding to preserve Riversdale’s 19th century sketches

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Riversdale has been selected through Round 1 of the 2021 Museums and Galleries NSW grants program. Funded by the NSW Government and Create NSW, the grant is designed to provide assistance to volunteer community museums to help enhance their offering to the public. Emily Rose Twynam was a gifted artist
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021

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The National Trust is a not-for-profit, community organisation that relies on the generosity and support of 2,000 volunteers state-wide. We couldn’t do our vital work without volunteers and appreciate the contributions from each individual. Now in their 15th year, the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have grown to become
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