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Everything you need to know about visiting over the Festival Season

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This means that some of our properties will be closed throughout the festive season and for some of 2021. Please note that all dates below are inclusive and if ever in doubt, check the relevant property page.   EAST PERTH CEMETERIES Monday 21 December 2020 – Saturday 2 January 2021
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Margaret Feilman Medal – Winners

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On Wednesday night, at the National Trust’s Annual General Meeting, the recipients for this year’s Margaret Feilman Medal were announced in front of our members. We congratulate the recipients for 2020 – Diana Frylinck and Karl Haynes – and thank them for their enormous contributions to the protection of and
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2020 Annual General Meeting

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The AGM will be held at the Grove Library, 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove. Light refreshments will be offered after the official proceedings. Complimentary parking is available on the south side of Leake Street, across the road from the library. Please register your place by Tuesday 10 November 2020 via the link below or email
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Strawberry Hill/Barmup is reopening from 31 October

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The new approach to heritage interpretation recognises the bridging of cultures and the contemporary expression of both 19th century and Aboriginal cultural heritage. The project has focussed on the construction of a new Visitor Hub that provides a universally accessible experience for visitors and the opportunity to reflect on the
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The Bill Sewell Community Recreation Complex has a new name

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Media Statement In November 2019 the National Trust undertook public consultation in Geraldton to review the name for the Bill Sewell Community Recreation Complex. In receipt of Royalty for Regions funding through the Mid-West Development Commission to carry out landscape works, building conservation and new wayfaring signage, the National Trust
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Reconnect with Woodbridge

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We’re are excited to announce Woodbridge is opening again after a year-long stint conserving this special place. We’d like to welcome all friends and families to Woodbridge with free admission for the first weekend open. It’s our way of saying welcome back. Here’s a short list of what we have
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Samson House Stone Conservation Workshop

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We are constantly learning more about the conservation of our places and are keen to share the experience with the community. Together with Colgan Industries, we are offering an exclusive opportunity to develop your knowledge of best practice stone conservation while helping to conserve historic Samson House in Fremantle. The
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National Trust seeks Expressions of Interest to lease the Collie Roundhouse

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The National Trust is now calling for expressions of interest for this special opportunity. It is a mid 1950s building constructed to maintain up to 14 steam locomotives at a time servicing the state’s vital coal industry. By the 1970’s the Roundhouse and its Turntable were decommissioned, becoming a place
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Peter Kennedy joins us for this years’ Curtin Family Home Lecture

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Retired ABC political reporter Peter Kennedy will speak at the annual Curtin Family Home lecture on Thursday, 24 September to discuss media reporting in times of crisis. The role of a reporter today is different from what may have prevailed in John Curtin’s time when he was editor for the
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Margaret Feilman Medal – Nominations now open

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National Trust members are invited to nominate a worthy recipient for this years’ Margaret Feilman Medal. This Award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The Margaret Feilman Medal is named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust
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National Trust Members Bring a Friend for FREE

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We know that exploring our properties is always more enjoyable when shared with friends and family, so we have exciting news for you! For the remainder of 2020, any National Trust member that visits one of our properties can bring a friend for free! That means each time you visit one
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We’re getting ready for your return

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In anticipation of reopening the health and safety of visitors and volunteers has been a top priority. Aside from our volunteers receiving customer service and COVID-19 safety training, additional cleaning will be taking place in communal areas. COVID-19 safety plans are currently being developed that align with state government’s Phase
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COVID-19 update from our Chief Executive Officer

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At present, our properties remain closed to the public. However, we are working to prepare some for reopening in September. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and visitors remains our top priority and we are developing protocols to help ensure everyone is safe. Some of our properties are surrounded
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Prelude – A national residency program for composers

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Prelude offers long-term residencies allowing composers to focus on their craft while residing in one of three heritage listed Australian homes. Applications for composers are open now and will close on 23 August 2020. Prelude supports Australian composers with the time and space to create new work by providing accommodation
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National Trust Council Elections 2020

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ELECTION NOTICE Election of Officers pursuant to the National Trust of Australia (WA) Trust Rules Nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (6)     3 year term. Nominations will be accepted from Monday 17 August 2020. Nomination forms are to be completed in accordance with the
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Collie Roundhouse Remediation

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Media Release The Collie Roundhouse is a step closer to becoming a key community asset and potential tourism development with the letting of a contract to begin remediation of this important local landmark. Collie builder Jila Riley, will be teaming up with McMahon’s Services to undertake the first stage of
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National Reconciliation Week

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Acknowledgement of Country The National Trust of Western Australia acknowledges its properties are situated on Aboriginal land across the state. The National Trust recognises Aboriginal people remain the cultural and spiritual custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. The National Trust is committed
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COVID-19 update from our Chief Executive Officer

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As many of you know, we decided to temporarily close National Trust’s properties throughout Western Australia and cancelled all events until further notice. Since mid-March, our offices at the Old Observatory have also been closed. In light of easing restrictions and after careful consideration, we have decided to reopen our
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Cooking with a dash of history

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Families across the country are adjusting to a new way of life. Whether things have slowed down or become more hectic, we know that finding new ways to entertain children is a never-ending challenge. Let us help you with some fun ways you can keep them (or yourself) busy with
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Announcement of new Chair

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Media Release Former Minister and Assistant Police Commissioner Hon Bob Kucera APM JP has been elected Chair of the National Trust of Western Australia. Bob’s election follows the retirement of former Chair Hon Michael Murray AM QC, who served as Chair from 2015. Announcing the election results, National Trust President
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A note from our Chief Executive Officer

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National Trust Council Election results The National Trust of Western Australia is pleased to advise that The Honourable Bob Kucera APM has been elected to its Council. The election was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. You can view the official result online here. We would like to congratulate
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