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Heritage Conversations – A museum in the making, 16 March 2021

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The opening of WA Museum Boola Bardip in November 2020 was the culmination of years of work. It was also a highlight in Western Australia’s cultural calendar, which had been marred by COVID closures and cancellations. Holding extensive scientific and cultural collections, Boola Bardip is a place to share Western
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We’ll be right back

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The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions are getting ready to reopen. Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties starting to reopen from Monday. Below are the opening dates relevant
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Head office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

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The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions will be closed until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. You can contact the National Trust’s head office via phone (08) 9321 6088 or via trust@ntwa.com.au. Properties that
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Collie Roundhouse set for a new guest

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Built in the 1950s, Collie Roundhouse is as a significant relic of Western Australia’s history being the state’s only roundhouse and turntable that remains in situ. Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO, said, “Be Our Guest Holdings presented an inspired vision that respects the heritage values of the
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Conservation works completed on St Bartholomew’s Church in East Perth Cemeteries

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Damp and salt had affected the internal walls, with damage evident to the dado stencil – the decorative painted strip illuminating the inside of the church. A painted dark brown cement render to the dado, itself an earlier attempt at conservation, had exacerbated the damp issues. Under the watchful eye
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Rotary Australia Day fundraising concert at Woodbridge

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The concert will take place in the grounds of beautiful Woodbridge, which recently reopened after a year-long conservation project by the National Trust. Proceeds from ticket sales will fund Rotary community and youth projects. Enjoy a selection of light classical, well-known and loved music, some musical theatre and Australiana favourites.
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2021 Australian Heritage Festival

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The festival will bring together an array of events across the nation and will run from 16 April – 19 May in Western Australia. The theme is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’  and revisits the 2020 theme. The theme asks you to look at the importance of all facets of
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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 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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