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New bushland projects creating a greener Sydney

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We’re part of the global fight to tackle biodiversity loss and make our cities cleaner and greener. This year the bushland management team has been out working across Sydney, restoring native bushland in suburbs, golf courses and wetlands. Here are four of their most ambitious projects.
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Students piece together the mystery of a 280-year-old yellow dress

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Fragments of yellow silk discovered in a bag have been reconstructed into a historically accurate 18th century dress, thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the National Trust (NSW). The Yellow Dress will be on show for the first time this month.
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October news highlights

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Reviving a country treasure, things to do in spring, plus protecting Central Station from overdevelopment. Here are some highlights from our October 2022 newsletter.
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National Trust volunteers recognised at State Volunteer Awards

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Two long-serving National Trust (NSW) volunteers have been recognised for their achievements at the recent 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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Student volunteers provide fresh eyes on archival discoveries

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A donated suitcase and the help of volunteers have led to the unearthing of Annie Wyatt's original handwritten notes from the first meeting of the National Trust in 1947.
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Unique 19th century botanical sketches preserved for the future

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Exquisite drawings by self-taught artist Emily Twynam have been conserved and digitised, and are now on display at her original home in Riversdale, Goulburn, Gundungurra land.
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Conserving Cooma Cottage

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We’re launching an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof one of the oldest surviving colonial cottages in the state, Cooma Cottage. You can help with this important conservation work. Discover the difference your donation can make to ensure the future of this piece of living history.
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Forum offers local solutions for protecting heritage and designing cities

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Experts in heritage, planning and architecture gathered at the National Trust (NSW)'s recent 'Past and Future Cities Forum' to debate the big issues facing Parramatta's heritage and city planning, identifying new solutions for creating cities with character.
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Leaders gather for forum on the future of Parramatta and urban design

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With the NSW State election now confirmed for 25 March 2023, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is launching its election platform with an independent forum on the key issues facing the state’s heritage places.
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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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