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Afternoon Tea at Burnett House

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Sunday, July 19th 2020 was the date of our first post-COVID afternoon tea at Burnett House. We were overbooked to the extent that we had to turn people away and could not accommodate those on the wait-list.   In all, we served about 74 people for the day plus a couple
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Karama Seniors Talk: A History of Darwin’s Northern Suburbs by Trevor Menzies

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Towards the end of last year, the Darwin City Council’s Karama Library asked the National Trust if a speaker was available to give a talk to the Karama Seniors Group. The suggested topic was on the history of Darwin’s Northern Suburbs. Trevor Menzies, Manager/Curator of Roadmasters House Museum, responded to
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News from around the Territory by Janet Leather

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From a relatively quiet start to the Year with a drawn out slow hot not very wet wet season, fires across most of southern Australia and now the whole country and the world in Covid-19 lockdown. The unexpected has been happening, our Trust Properties closed across the Territory mid-March, Festivals
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Position Vacant – Director, National Trust (NT)

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POSITION VACANT: Director, National Trust (NT) Location:  National Trust (NT), Darwin Term:  2 year contract, part-time (.8 FTE) Package:  $99,000 pa (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation Responsible to: President of the National Trust (NT) Board Closing date: Monday 16 March 2020 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and/or
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Welcome from our A/C President

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The Trust year has started off with a successful Goyder’s Day observance on the 5 February under the direction of Trevor Menzies down at Roadmasters House, No 1 McMinn Street! The 12 February marked another farewell as we offered our best wishes to our Director Tim Dixon, with a morning tea
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A recent visitor to Darwin by Eddie Webber

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From possibly as early as the 1500s to 1907 fishermen from Makassar would sail with the North-West monsoons to the northern coast of Australia in search of Trepang (Sea Slug) for the lucrative trade with China (generally around December). In some years up to a thousand fishing, praus would descend
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Goyder’s day 2020

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About 30 persons attended the National Trust’s annual Goyder’s Day event at Roadmasters House on 5th February. Goyder’s Day commemorates the arrival of the Northern Territory Survey Expedition under South Australia’s Surveyor-General, George Woodroffe Goyder, to survey land for a settlement that has since evolved into the City of Darwin
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Goyder’s Day Commemoration 2020

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Goyder’s Day South Australia’s Surveyor-General, George Woodroffe Goyder, arrived in Port Darwin on 5th February 1869 with a team of 135 men to survey land for a settlement. His ship Moonta dropped anchor in the harbour that afternoon and Goyder with a small party rowed ashore in a small boat
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Expression of Interest

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  2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Coordinator Great opportunity to deliver the 2020 Darwin Heritage Festival Festival is between 18 April and 19 May 2020 Festival theme is ‘Our Heritage for the Future’ Unleash your creativity, exercise your people and organisational skills, become a part-time festival coordinator. The National Trust (NT)
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Larrakeyah Branch Christmas Party

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About 40 Members and Volunteers attended our Christmas party held 6 December at Burnett House. Christmas parties are generally happy occasions but there was also sadness as this was the first Christmas party in recent memory that was not attended by our Territory President, Trevor Horman, but we trust he
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Gulf Branch December update

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GULF Branch of National Trust NT update for December! 2019 has been a busy year with tourist, locals and local students visiting through-out the year in the Gulf Region! Extending the year with over 13 Outback Tourist Buses coming through caretaker Glen has been kept busy meeting, greeting and setting
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2019 Award Winners

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2019 Award Winners
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Arafura Music Collective

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Arafura Music Collective brings Darwin audiences another stunning chamber music performance on Sunday 22 September at the Darwin Entertainment Centre at 8pm. Book now for Love and Dreaming to avoid disappointment! Book Now   Love & Dreaming features the Juliet Letters as performed by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet, with vocalists,
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NTAQ Heritage Award Nomination 2019_Final 6-8
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Book Review

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Rediscovering the Overland Telegraph Line by Earl and Wendy James In 1984, the National Trust NT commissioned three Darwin surveyors to report on the remains of parts of the NT section of the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin that opened in September 1872. In Darwin, the line joined
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Election 2019

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Northern Territory Council elections 2019 In July, members of the National Trust will be electing five representatives from across the Territory to the Council of the National Trust. At the same time, four representatives from branches will be confirmed in their position as Branch Councillors. You will also need to
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival 2019

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The Festival launch was held on Saturday 6 April.  The Town Crier started off proceedings and the festival was officially launched by The Hon. Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism, Sport & Culture at the Old Timers Museum. The Rotary Club of Stuart put on a delicious BBQ Breakfast.  Later that day
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Darwin Heritage Festival Report 2019

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The Heritage Festival is over for another year! Usually held in April, dates were changed this year to 5 May through to 19 May, so as not to run over Easter, Anzac Day and the Arafura Games. The launch took place in Raintree Park with a beautifully restored 1927 Chevy
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Barbara James Memorial Lecture

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SPEECH BY HER HONOUR THE HONOURABLE VICKI O’HALLORAN AM ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY ON THE OCCASION OF THE Barbara James Memorial Lecture Burnett House, Darwin Wednesday 15 May 2019 Introduction Hello and good evening everyone. I acknowledge the Larrakia People – the traditional owners of the beautiful lands and
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Seeking Tenants for Les Hansen House

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Les Hansen House, 11 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs The National Trust (NT) is looking for reliable tenants to maintain the property and gardens in return for a substantially reduced rent. If you would like any further information or to view the property, please contact David on 0439 803 685. Designed
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Proposed Apartment Tower in Brisbane Raises Concerns for Heritage-listed Building

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National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Advocacy Manager, Jane Alexander, recently spoke to 4BC regarding a proposed apartment tower in Brisbane that will cantilever a late 1800s heritage-listed building. Learn more about this by listening to her interview below:   The Courier Mail also covered this issue, read their recent article
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