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Reconnect with your heritage and community

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The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country. Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for
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Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

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Located in East Perth Cemeteries, the headstone commemorates James Dyson and his two wives, Fanny Hoffington and Jane Edwards. It was commissioned by Andrew “Drewey” Dyson after the death of his mother Jane in 1899. Unfortunately, after 120 years exposed to the elements, the marble headstone had broken in half
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Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust is excited to be hosting an archaeology field school on the grounds of Peninsula Farm. Staff and students from the University of Western Australia will be on site from 4 to 10 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Like many historic sites, Peninsula Farm has changed
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Australian Heritage Festival – National Trust Events Program

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The Australian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for all communities to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, share knowledge through talks, walks and tours, and have fun bringing heritage to life. The festival brings together experiences from across the nation and is
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Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

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The annual event run by Eucalypt Australia aims to raise awareness of eucalypts and to celebrate the important place they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. The National Trust keeps a Register of Significant Trees in Western Australia, a number of which are Eucalypts. The latest to be
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Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

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In 2021, the INSPIRE initiative expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. New opportunities for 2021 include potential residencies at Woodbridge in Guildford and the East Perth Cemeteries, as well as continuing to offer Peninsula Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle and the
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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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