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Australian Marmalade Awards 2018

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It’s cold outside, but the new season’s citrus is rapidly ripening up in the Riverland and our own backyards.  It’s time to get into the kitchen and try your hand at making marmalade and entering the Australian Marmalade Competition! The 2018 competition kicks off on Sunday 29 July at Beaumont
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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk 2018

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The Pioneer Women’s Trail honours the early German women settlers in Hahndorf who did exactly this. The colony of South Australia was barely two years old in 1838, when the first ships arrived with Lutheran refugees from Prussia who were eager to build new lives free from religious persecution. As
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Time to get busy with marmalade

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The National Trust is challenging thousands of home-made and artisan marmalade makers in Australia’s suburbs and country towns to get busy in the kitchen and mark their mark in the national marmalade awards. Last year marmalade makers responded enthusiastically to the first Australian Marmalade Awards and a chance for a
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Heroes of Traditional Trades Photographic Competition 2017

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Australia ICOMOS, in conjunction with National Skills Week, SkillsOne Television, the National Trust of South Australia and the International Specialised Skills Institute, is holding a digital photographic ‘Heroes of Traditional Trades’ competition to record individuals involved with traditional trades, crafts or other practices. Entrants are required to send a photograph
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National Trust of SA 2016 Volunteer Awards

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  2016 Volunteer Awards Mocatta Award Anthony Presgrave Anthony has been a member of the National Trust for 44 years and has played a leading role in a number of projects during that time, including ‘Australia’s first mobile home’, the ‘barrage house purchase and siting’, historic beam engine restoration, archive
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Huge turnout for Town Hall forum on heritage

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More than 300 people turned up for a public forum on the State Government’s controversial proposals to diminish local heritage protections and remove councils and communities from future decision making. For more information please click here
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National Trust demands proper consultation on local heritage proposals

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The National Trust has slammed an “unnecessary, flawed and rushed” review of local heritage protection in South Australia that threatens to set the system back 40 years. President Norman Etherington AM said today it would be “a crime as well as a blunder” not to have widespread and formal consultation
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The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker’s ‘50s fashions take centre stage First Phryne Fisher’s fashions wowed us, now the stunning haute couture costumes of the critically acclaimed Australian film, The Dressmaker, are coming to turn our heads. Adelaide’s stately Ayers House Museum will again host a major new exhibition featuring the artful and luxurious
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Gardening Australia – Beaumont House

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Gardening Australia spend a  day filming the wonderful gardens at Beaumont House, please click here to download their video.
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Future of Fort Largs

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A partnership between the State Government, the National Trust and developer AV Jennings has been announced to secure the future of the historic Fort Largs while allowing for a new residential development in Adelaide’s western suburbs. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan announced the partnership at the fort on 17 June. The Trust has
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Martindale Hall – International Trusts Organisation

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Speaking about the National Trust of South Australia’s plan to secure the future of Martindale Hall launched today, INTO Chairman Fiona Reynolds said: “The National Trust of South Australia’s proposal for Martindale Hall exemplifies what is great about our global movement: a long-term, sustainable solution for a uniquely special place. Please
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Martindale Hall – The National Trust of South Australia has a bold plan

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The South Australian Government is exploring options for the future of historic Martindale Hall. The National Trust of South Australia has a bold plan. Martindale Hall Estate – National Trust’s Vision to create a world class Heritage-based tourism attraction We have  submitted a formal proposal  for Martindale Hall Conservation Park
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National Education Heritage Conference 2016

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Join the National Trust for a National conference focusing on heritage education.
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Reflections on sixty years of the National Trust in South Australia

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To celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, the National Trust of South Australia held a special dinner at Ayers House last November. The guest of honour was our Patron-in-Chief, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia. Guest speaker was distinguished historian and long-time champion of heritage, Emeritus
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National Trust SA 2015 Volunteer Awards

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The National Trust of South Australia has become one of the State’s leading conservation organisations.
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Threats to Our Heritage

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Norman Etherington AM, President of the National Trust SA will talk on the threats to our heritage
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Save Rymill Park rally

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Adelaideís Parklands are under threat again with the State Governmentís overblown plan for a new tunnel for the O-Bahn bus into the city.
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Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail 2015

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Enjoy walking along the Pioneers Women's Trail. The walk will end at Beaumont House which will be open for guided tours.
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Heritage and the role of the National Trust

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Scott McAllister Chair of the ACNT and Tony Delroy discussion on Radio National
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SA – Australian Heritage Week

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Come along to your state's celebration of our heritage, join our guided walks, come to our talks, performances, children's play day, debates and much more
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The Cobdogla Steam & Irrigation Museum Free Open Day

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The Cobdogla Steam and Irrigation Museum is fighting for its life now. They have launched a petition asking the State Government to reverse SA Water’s decision to cut funds, and need your support to sign it. The museum is holding a FREE Open Day on Sunday February 22, with heaps
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