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Enhanced East Perth Cemeteries website grant

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The Friends of the Battye Library has been successful in being granted funds of $94,500 by Lotterywest to develop an enhanced East Perth Cemeteries website. The project will be carried out in partnership with the National Trust of Western Australia and the new website will be hosted by the Trust
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East Perth Cemeteries grant received

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The National Trust of Western Australia has received a grant of $14,200 from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to develop a script and sound score for an intimate outdoor theatre performance at East Perth Cemeteries. The performance will reveal the West Australian stories of East Perth Cemeteries
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Ellensbrook Restoration help needed

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The National Trust of Western Australia is looking for experienced heritage builders and restorers to assist in the conservation of historic Ellensbrook, near Margaret River. The homestead was built in 1857 by Ellen and Alfred Bussell and operated as a home for Aboriginal children from 1899 – 1916. Since then,
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A future for Avondale in bush produce research

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The National Trust of Western Australia is working with the Shire of Beverley to determine a sustainable future for Avondale Farm which respects the history and significance of this place. Although established as freehold farming land, in 1918 it was made available as a training farm for returned servicemen and
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2018 Australian Heritage Festival

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The Australian Heritage Festival is Australia’s biggest annual community-driven heritage festival. The Australian Heritage Festival will launch on 18 April, International Day for Monuments and Sites, which we hope will be even more inclusive and community inspired. In WA, the festival will run from 18 April – 20 May and we’ve provided lots of useful
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Golden Pipeline Works Update

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The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail is currently undergoing a signage upgrade over the month of August. Please be aware that during this time some directional signage may be temporarily or permanently removed and navigating to sites may require the assistance of the trail map. Please accept our apologies for any
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Ellensbrook Interpretation Consultancy Brief

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New opportunities exist to share and navigate Ellensbrook’s outstanding values set within the precious landscape of WA’s southwest with international and local visitors. It is expected that interpretation at Ellensbrook will be accessible and engaging for broad audiences. It will inform and inspire enquiring minds and connect with and satisfy
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Sound from the Ground hits high note

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Innovative National Trust of Western Australia Heritage Festival program Sound from the Ground has been applauded at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards, winning the Interpretation, Learning & Engagement category for 2017 last night in Brisbane. National Trust of Western Australia CEO Julian Donaldson said the project inspired the
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National Trust gives voice to Western Australia’s Heritage

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National Trust of Western Australia President Max Kay Cit WA said this year’s Festival theme, Having a Voice, acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum enabling Aboriginal people to be subject to commonwealth laws and counted in the national census.   “Community groups across the state have also embraced the theme to
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Connecting WA Heritage and History

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With the theme of “CONNECTIONS” the conference sessions will provide delegates the opportunity to explore the threads that connect places with their past and discuss how history helps our understanding of heritage. The format will bring together a broad range of presentations, creating partnerships and links within and across groups
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Funding for Jarrahdale Mill Manager’s House upgrade

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The Hon Tony Simpson MLA, Member for Darling Range, presented a cheque on behalf of the Peel Development Commission to National Trust of Western Australia CEO Mr Julian Donaldson on 31 January 2017.   Mr Donaldson said community use of the Mill Manager’s house was a vital consideration in the
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Realising a Perth resistance fighter

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The National Trust will connect the Perth community to Fanny Balbuk Yooreel with $40k Lotterywest funding and valued partners including Noongar Elders, City of Perth, Professor Sue Broomhall, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, WA Inspired Quilters, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The project includes a
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National Trust welcomes lead role in Sunset Heritage Precinct future

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Mr Murray said he was delighted with the decision, which would strengthen Sunset Heritage Precinct’s continuing transformation into a significant community space which provided creative arts and cultural facilities.   Built in 1904, the place was originally Claremont Old Men’s Home and housed aged agricultural and pastoral workers as well
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National Trust announces Inaugural 2017 Prelude Composer in Residence at Gallop House

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Dr Francis said he was honoured by the gift of the residency which provides the creative sanctuary of National Trust property Gallop House in Dalkeith over twelve months.   “There were not many opportunities in the world like this and it’s a thrill to have the craft of composition respected
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Lotterywest funding backs a new future for Ellensbrook

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A National Trust team will lead the conservation of Ellensbrook, liaising closely with the Aboriginal and broader communities as well as business in the Margaret River region to ensure visitors can enjoy this very special place in sustainable ways.   Environment Minister Albert Jacob said restoring the 1857 homestead and
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NTWA Calls for Ellensbrook Proposals

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The National Trust has received a grant from Lotterywest to undertake conservation and interpretation works combined with education and community engagement activities at Ellensbrook, a project that will be carried out during 2016/17. The ultimate aspiration is to provide an international quality heritage offering to the community and tourists who
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Heritage Minister salutes Art Deco Champions at National Trust Book launch

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shop picture palaces   Minister Jacob thanked and acknowledged Ms Geneve for her efforts  to conserve and protect WA’s unique Art Deco history at a time preceding government heritage protection.   “You were one hundred percent correct and I thank you as one of the members of the future generation,”
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A Celebration of Art Deco Picture Palaces

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Shop picture palaces   National Trust of Western Australia President Max Kay CitWA said Greater Perth has more Art Deco cinemas still standing than any other capital city in Australia and this book provides an important social history of the changing role of cinema in the lives of West Australians
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Inaugural Gallop House Composer in Residence

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Inaugural Feilman Foundation Composer in Residence announced at Gallop House “I’m stoked that the National Trust in WA, along with its partners in the project, has had the capacity and foresight to contribute in this way to nurturing Australian culture,” Mr Batt-Rawden said. “A few champions of Australian Culture have
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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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EOI – Project Manager / Project Management Consulting Group – Heritage Knowledge Repatriation Project

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The National Trust of Australia (WA) is seeking expressions of interest from project managers or project management consulting groups to deliver the first phase of this exciting culture and technology development initiative, working alongside leading resource industry partners and native title groups from the Pilbara. CLOSING TIME AND DATE: 5:30pm
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