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New visitor orientation hub at Strawberry Hill

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Media Release The National Trust is excited to announce construction of a new building that will improve the visitor experience at Strawberry Hill. Designed by Denmark’s PTX Architects with input from Menang Traditional Owners and site volunteers, the new hub will increase accessibility and introduce visitors to the fascinating history
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2019 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. Awarded by the Council of the National Trust of Western Australia, recipients of the Medal will be announced
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Local Collie Project Manager appointed to oversee conservation of Collie Roundhouse

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Media Release The National Trust of Western Australia has appointed Collie firm HRE Consulting to project manage the first stage of conservation works for the Collie Roundhouse. One of the last remaining railway roundhouses in the state, the Collie Roundhouse is located at the western entry to the town and
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Project Brief – Tender for consultancy services

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Writer in Residence Program Co-ordinator The National Trust of Western Australia seeks a suitably qualified consultant to plan and implement a writer in residence program at National Trust places. The National Trust of Western Australia aspires to awaken the community to the value of heritage. The National Trust is a
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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 have been extended and will now close on 19 August 2019. Prelude will provide Australian composers with the time and space to create new work by
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Conservation Covenants and Western Australia’s Natural Heritage

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On one magnificent piece of bushland adjacent to West Cape Howe National Park in Torbay, just outside of Albany, Professors Barbara and Bert Main signed the Conservation Covenant on their property on the 4 August 2000, putting 125 of their 140 acres under covenant. This piece of bushland is unique
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A note from the CEO: NAIDOC Week 2019

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On Friday, 12 July 2019 the National Trust of Western Australia and the Budadee Foundation hosted around 100 people at the launch of the Irrungadji Women Art Exhibition at Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle. The exhibition was launched by the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and
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Conserving Collie Roundhouse – EOI for Project Management Consultancy

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The Trust has been successful in an application to the Collie Futures Industry Development Fund (CFIDF) for funding that will enable remediation of the Collie Roundhouse site and conservation of the iconic structure. Collie Roundhouse presents substantial potential to contribute to the economic diversification of Collie and there is significant
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National Trust Council Elections 2019

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ELECTION NOTICE Election of Officers pursuant to rule 47 of the National Trust of Australia (WA) Trust Rules Nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (5) Nominations will be accepted from Friday 26 July 2019. Nomination forms are to be completed in accordance with the National Trust
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Expressions of Interest – Cafés at Woodbridge and Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking an experienced operator/s to deliver an outstanding and unique food and beverage offering to complement these remarkable heritage properties. One of the two sites is a riverside location on the grounds of Woodbridge. It is a 200 m2 building that includes the
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Woodbridge Closure (MEDIA RELEASE)

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Thanks to Lotterywest, and a generous donor, some much needed conservation works will be happening at Woodbridge over the next few months. While the National Trust of Western Australia will be closing the historic house from 1 July through to November for these major works, the grounds and Riverside at
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Passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA

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It is with a heavy heart that the Chair of the National Trust Hon Michael Murray AM QC advises of the passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA. Max’s contribution to the National Trust was invaluable and we will miss his energy and commitment. Max moved to Perth from
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Curtin Family Home Winter Staycation

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The National Trust of Western Australia is offering members an exclusive 30% discount* when they book a stay at Curtin Family Home this winter. This former home of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin is located in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe. Relax and unwind in this comfortable home with the family or holiday on
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Australian Heritage Festival

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Final weekend 17-19 May! The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by Lotterywest. This is it! It’s your last chance to enjoy what this festival has on offer. Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. Perth Central Explore Perth with the Hooves to Highways look
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Museums and Galleries National Awards Winners!

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Two innovative National Trust of Western Australia projects – REST at East Perth Cemeteries and Ellensbrook at Mokidup – were applauded at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards in Alice Springs last night. REST at East Perth Cemeteries won the Interpretation, Learning & Engagement Award in the Level 2
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 4

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What’s on this week… There are only 10 days left of the festival, can you believe it? Check out the events below and enjoy what’s left of this great festival! Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 3

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It’s the halfway point! Here is what’s on this week… Can you believe we’re halfway through the festival already? We certainly cannot. This week the Festival is filled with exciting and intriguing exhibitions, historical & heritage talks and free entry weekends. Below is a list of all of the events
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 2

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What’s on this week… What a week! Have you had the chance to check out some of the great events out there? With the Festival in full swing, there are so many opportunities to learn about this great place we call home. To give you a better idea of what’s on
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 1

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What’s on next week… It has arrived! The Australian Heritage Festival kick’s off tonight at the launch event in Fremantle. The Hon Simone McGurk will officially launch the festival and the Madjitil Moorna Choir will be performing throughout the evening. To help you with your planning, we’ve highlighted the many amazing events
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Sneak Peek – Australian Heritage Festival

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Festival coming soon … Scroll down for a sneak peek of events on during the Australian Heritage Festival (18 Apr-19 May). With more than 150 activities offered you’ll find something to enjoy. A number of events require booking so start your planning now. Visit australianheritagefestival.org.au to explore even more events online. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported
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REST wins at Fringe!

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On Sunday night there was great excitement at the Fringe World Awards when REST, a joint production between the National Trust of Australia and the WA Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo) received three awards. Throughout the season REST has received great reviews. Audiences have been full of praise for the opportunity
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