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MEDIA RELEASE: 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is excited to announce the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year as the River Red Gum in Bulleen. The River Red Gum received an impressive 1,045 out of total 3,669 votes and took out the coveted title over the other 10 significant trees shortlisted.
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NTAV Easter Opening Hours (2019)

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Please note all properties are closed Good Friday. Tasma Terrace: (NTAV Head Office): Closed Friday 19 April until Monday 29 April. Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday) Polly Woodside: Open daily 10am – 4pm until 18 April 2019  Closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
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SPECIAL OFFER for National Trust Members

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        National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is proud to offer members savings of up to 33% on National Seniors membership. National Seniors is Australia’s largest senior membership organisation, advocating on the issues that matter to older Australians. Issues like energy affordability, fixing pension poverty, reforming aged care
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EOI RELEASED: 12 Parliament Place East Melbourne

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Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the property are currently open.  Supporting documentation is available for download;   EOI Tasma terrace_Part A and B_2019 – the invitation and conditions of tender EOI Tasma terrace_Part C_2019 – response form (word version) EOI Tasma terrace_Part D_2019 – conservation policy statement   Key dates are; 12 February 2019 –
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Annual General Meeting 2017-18

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Members are advised that the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 62nd  Annual General Meeting will commence at 11am on Saturday 24 November 2018. Location:  Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. Please RSVP by Friday 16 November 2018 via email rsvp@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889.  
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MEDIA RELEASE: National Trust Nominates Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register

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 The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has nominated Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register to recognise the site as a place of historical, architectural, aesthetic and social significance to the state. The Trust submitted the nomination to Heritage Victoria following 12 months of consultation with heritage and architectural experts
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DONATE NOW: Annual Appeal

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For more than 60 years the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has played a leading role in the protection of heritage. Many of the places we love would not exist today without the National Trust. You can make a difference in protecting special places by making a donation and joining
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MEDIA RELEASE: Glen Eira Residents Free To Enter Gardens at Rippon Lea Estate

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) opens its gates to the City of Glen Eira The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) at the end of last year announced an exciting new partnership with the City of Glen Eira to open the gardens of Rippon Lea Estate free to local residents. Glen
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NTAV Appointment of Directors & Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022

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On Saturday 25 November 2017 at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Annual General Meeting at Rippon Lea Estate it was announced the appointment of the following Directors to the Board; Kristin Stegley OAM Christina Dyson Lachlan Molesworth The Strategic Plan for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 2018 – 2022 was officially launched at the
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NTAV Annual General Meeting & Annual Report 2016-17

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Members are advised that the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 61st Annual General Meeting will commence at 11am on Saturday 25 November 2017. Location:  Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. Please RSVP by 17 November 2017 via email rsvp@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889.   The Annual Report for the
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Annual Appeal 2017

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The 2017 Annual Appeal for Como has now closed. A big thank you to all who have contributed, your support will help us protect Como for future generations.  Details on the commencement of works will follow later this year. Stay tuned for details!
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Annual Report 2015-16

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The Annual Report for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is now available. Download the Annual Report 2015-16.  
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National Trust Calls for Greater Penalties for Illegal Demolition

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Following the demolition of the Carlton Inn last week, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has joined other groups including the Resurrect the Corkman Working Group established by students of Melbourne Law School, the CFMEU, and Carlton Residents Association, to call for the State Government to urgently review penalties for
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Vale Captain Ralph McDonell OAM

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  Ralph McDonell left his mark through a lifetime of support to Polly Woodside. In particular at the Melbourne Maritime Museum, where as the President of the Polly Woodside Volunteers Association his skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in people and the ship shone. His wood carvings take pride of place in
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Victorian Government to revitalise Polly Woodside

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The Victorian Government is helping to revitalise our much-loved Polly Woodside. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced that Polly Woodside will receive $500,000 from the Living Heritage Program. Ms Kristin Stegley OAM, Chairman of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) said: Polly Woodside has welcomed many visitors and schools since
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Mountain Ash named inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year

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The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), known as the ‘Kalatha Giant’, is thought to be at least 400 years old, 65 metres tall and the 7th largest tree in Victoria (by volume). The tree bears a very old scar at its heavily buttressed base (possibly from 1851) and is hollow all
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Vote for the Victorian Tree of the Year

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been classifying significant trees since 1982. The inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year contest raises awareness for the conservation of Victoria’s natural heritage and the benefits that significant trees provide. The Victorian Tree of the Year winner will be a tree that has captured
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NTAV Appoints CEO

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Chairman, Ms Kristin Stegley, today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Ambrose to the top job of Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian heritage agency. “The Board of the National Trust is delighted to announce that in its 60th anniversary year Simon Ambrose has been
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Registrations now open for the People’s Ground Conference

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Join us at The People’s Ground for Australia’s biggest ever gathering of heritage professionals and community advocates. The extraordinary Melbourne Cricket Ground—popularly “The People’s Ground”—is the inspiration for this conference. This acknowledges that heritage is for and about people and community. Whilst place is central to conceptions of heritage, is
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Vale – Rodney Davidson AO OBE

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On behalf of the members and staff, the Board of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) expresses its deep sorrow at the passing of Rodney Davidson AO, OBE. Rodney played a crucial part in building the National Trust movement in both Victoria and in Australia. His work as Chair (1965
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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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