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St David’s Church Burnside Conservation Appeal

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  With its roots planted firmly in the semi-rural village of Burnside of the mid-19th Century, St David’s Anglican church now stands strong in the bustling City of Burnside of the 21st Century, just a few kilometres from the City of Adelaide. Not just a single edifice, St David’s comprises
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MEDIA STATEMENT

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The National Trust of South Australia has made an application to the Magistrate’s Court to assist in the resolution of its dispute with the State Government regarding the eviction notice issued a month ago in respect of its long-term tenancy at Ayers House. Orders were made this afternoon extending the
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Memorial Plaque at East Perth Cemeteries

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Although thousands of people were buried at East Perth Cemeteries fewer than 800 marked graves survive. The National Trust of Western Australia offers the opportunity to purchase a plaque to be attached to one of the denominational fences throughout the Cemeteries to commemorate those laid to rest there. The plaque
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Robe Heritage Foundation

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Robe is one of South Australia’s earliest and best-preserved townships. This historic port was established in 1846 and boasts one of the finest collections of stone buildings from the mid nineteenth century. It thrived as the gateway to the South-East from the 1850s to 1870s, including as a landing place
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South Australia

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The National Trust of South Australia was first incorporated in 1955 to protect and conserve natural and built places of heritage significance. Today the National Trust of South Australia continues to make a difference to the preservation and promotion of South Australia’s natural and built heritage. In everything we do we
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Climate Action Plan 2021 – 2023

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We are proud to launch our inaugural Climate Action Plan – a timely and much needed plan that will enable the National Trust to contribute tangible and meaningful action to address the climate and biodiversity crisis. We know that the climate and biodiversity crisis is the single biggest and fastest growing threat to
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Terms & Conditions of Entry

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The rules are there to keep us safe. The National Trust (NSW) is re-opening its properties in line with Government regulations and with the health and safety of everyone as our top priority. This means you can count on us to do what we have outlined here, and we’re counting
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2010s – Federation Square

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In 2017, The Andrews Labor Government announced that tech giant Apple had finalised a deal to demolish the Yarra Building, the main built structure at Federation Square and the home of many of Melbourne’s cultural institutions and events, to make way for their new retail store. The deal was made
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2000s – Skipping Girl Vinegar Sign

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For 85 years, the Skipping Girl Vinegar sign, or “Little Audrey” as she is affectionately known, has dazzled the Melbourne skyline. Though she is now one of the city’s most iconic images, adorning postcards, tea towels and posters, she only continues to skip today due to advocacy from the community
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1990s – Public Art

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The 1991 destruction of Karl Duldig’s ‘Progress of Man’ and its counterpart ‘Abstract’ from the office complex at 505 St Kilda Road drew public attention to the tenuous existence of public art – and sparked the realisation that no organisation was specifically concerned with its protection.    The National Trust
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1980s – Significant Trees

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As heritage laws began providing some protection to significant buildings in Victoria, trees were being cleared at an alarming rate, with little legislation to safeguard them. The National Trust had the vision to understand the built environment was only one aspect of important cultural landscapes, and saw an urgent need
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1970s – Mount Sugarloaf & Mount Leura

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In the late 1960s outrage erupted over a plan to quarry Mount Sugarloaf, part of a nationally-significant volcano complex near Camperdown. Local residents rallied against the plan and went to great lengths to prevent it, with some protestors lying down in front of bulldozers.   The National Trust was the first
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1960s – Rippon Lea Estate

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Throughout the 1960s The National Trust was the loudest voice raised in protest against the loss of heritage in Victoria.   Before heritage preservation legislation, the only secure way to preserve a place was to own it.    As she witnessed the demolition of many significant buildings and gardens across Melbourne,
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1950s – Como House & Garden

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The 1950s were a period of increased development in Melbourne, thanks to the post-Second World War migration program and the 1956 Olympic Games. During the post-war boom period, Victoria experienced significant losses of historic places and public open space.     Statutory heritage protections were decades away, and this spurred the
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Membership makes a difference

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Many of Victoria’s most significant buildings, gardens, trees and landscapes would not be here without the advocacy of the National Trust, who have been the state’s leading independent heritage organisation since 1956. We are a totally independent non-profit, non-government entity, and we rely on the support of our members to
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Como House Minecraft Neighbourhood

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Created by Jake and Toby Storer this Minecraft community build is creating a neighbourhood around historic Como House in South Yarra. Inspired by doll houses, the aim of this build is to create an ever-growing Minecraft neighbourhood. Each player has their own plot and are free to build their dream
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Como Reimagined

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Once beautifully conserved and restored, Como will be reimagined Como House rose from the Yarra, the mighty Birrarung, with its walls made of bricks pressed from Birrarung clay and stone from its banks. Como House is the living evidence of spirit of place, held up by the materials from which
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Rescue. Revive. Reveal. Woodford Academy

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Watch the video to learn about two dramatic seascape paintings which form part of the original contents of Woodford Academy. Both paintings are signed ‘P. van Houten’ but mystery surrounds the identity of the artist. Enquiries are currently being made to the Gerrit van Houten Foundation in the Netherlands to
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The National Trust Heritage Awards 2021

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The National Trust Heritage Awards ceremony for 2021 was held on Thursday 13 May, presented by the ABC’s Simon Marnie, who announced winners in 10 categories and three individual prizes that celebrate outstanding practice in the field of heritage. The Judges’ Choice this year was Leagues Club Park in Gosford.
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