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Archaeology in Australia: In Conversation with Judy Birmingham

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Judy Birmingham is a pioneer of Australian historical and industrial archaeology. Alongside her groundbreaking work, she played a pivotal role in the foundation of multiple organisations, including the Australian International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the National Trust (NSW)’s Industrial Archaeology Committee and the Australian (now Australasian) Society for
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Renew your support for the Patron Program

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Our Patron Program continues to bring together philanthropic supporters to celebrate heritage and sustain conservation and advocacy work. Each year, your financial support provides essential untied funds to be used where they’re needed most. Recently, funds raised through the Patron Program have contributed to advocacy work as well as much-needed
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2023 Victorian Tree of the Year

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One of Victoria’s largest trees, a majestic River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) located near Guildford on the Midland Highway, has been awarded the prestigious title of 2023 Victorian Tree of the Year by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Known affectionately as The Big Tree, the tree is estimated to
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2024

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Nominations open on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 and will be accepted until Friday, 19 July 2024 (date extended). The National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards recognise projects that make a significant contribution to preserving or promoting the heritage of the ACT. We welcome nomination of any project which promotes
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2024 ACT Heritage Oration

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2024 ACT Heritage Oration  
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Experiment Farm Cottage group visits

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Standing on the lands of the Burramattagal people in Harris Park, Experiment Farm Cottage is the fascinating site of Australia’s first convict land grant to James Ruse in 1789. Today, the Indian-style bungalow, built in c1835 by Surgeon John Harris, gracefully sits amongst elegant cottage gardens and is furnished to reflect
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Act Save Enrich

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is dedicated to saving our precious built, natural, cultural and First Nations heritage. Right now, we have vital conservation work, advocacy and education programs that need your support. Give to the places and people you love, and give us the strength to help make
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Old Government House group visits

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Located on the lands of the Burramattagal people, Old Government House offers a memorable day out for groups seeking a special day of history and exploration. Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia and was built by convicts. It became the decision-making centre of the colony and
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Back to Black competition

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This competition is now closed. Thank you to those who entered. The Back to Black exhibition runs from 15 March to 10 November 2024 at Old Government House. Book your tickets here.  
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The artist’s life: in conversation with Meg Stewart

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Meg Stewart is a renowned Australian author, whose parents, artists Douglas Stewart and Margaret Coen, had a long association with Norman Lindsay Gallery in Springwood. Meg’s published books include Autobiography of my Mother, the Dream Life of Harry Moon, Creative Friends and Far from a still life: Margaret Olley. Here,
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Back to Black – Fashion Design Competition

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Drawing inspiration from a historic item from the National Trust collection, design students are invited to create a garment or accessory of their own, for the chance to win a cash prize and the unique opportunity to be a part of the new major exhibition, Back to Black. Wearing black
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Back to Black – Stories Revealed

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We are asking members of the public to submit their thoughts about wearing black, and what it means to them, plus upload a picture if desired. The images and text will then be incorporated into a digital display within the Back to Black exhibition. Historically most often associated with mourning,
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