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Regeneration and rejoicing at Cooma Cottage

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The project to conserve the natural environment surrounding the National Trust property was generously supported through the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Grant Program 2019 – 2020. The delayed anniversary celebrations took place in April 2021, and saw 55 hardworking volunteers signing up to help plant 800 trees. Before work commenced,
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Stormwater management at Maluga Passive Park

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Stormwater runoff negatively impacts our natural environment. This occurs when rain falls on impervious surfaces, such as roads, roofs, car parks and other hard surfaces. The stormwater picks up contaminants, including fertilizer, engine oil and litter, and carries them to a drain, and ultimately to the nearest river or pond.
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Installing vegetation buffers for Canterbury-Bankstown City Council

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Often our natural areas need protection from the built environment that surrounds it and it is often beneficial to create a ‘buffer’ area between the built and the natural environment to mitigate the negative effects of urbanisation. By rehabilitating damaged riparian areas with native plantings, we can protect our waterways
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Bush regeneration works for Liverpool Council

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Our goal is to rehabilitate the natural areas which have become degraded by invasive species and improve the natural environment for the long-term benefit of Liverpool and its community. To ensure longstanding success and to increase the chances of eradication, we use a holistic approach to weed management. Our method
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Rehabilitating bushland at Tunks Park West

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Tunks Park West is predominantly Hawkesbury Sandstone with Angophora woodland and a tall open forest of Eucalyptus pilularis and Angophora costata. It forms an important link with the adjoining Flat Rock Gully Reserve and nearby Primrose Park, providing vitally important habitat and a wildlife corridor for the fauna that inhabit
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Natural area expansion for City of Sydney

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Blackwattle Bay Park is a crucial open space for the local community. Important historical relics and structures are dotted around the park, and one of Sydney’s favourite coastal walks, the Glebe Foreshore Walk, runs through it. Our project goals were: To create a new natural area comprising of native vegetation
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Fire management at Woolrych Reserve

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Woolrych Reserve is a small pocket of bush located in Davidson on the Northern Beaches, comprising of mainly Sydney Sandstone vegetation community species. Different wildlife are frequently spotted within the site, such as wallabies, who use the dense core shrub layer as protection and habitat. The main aspect of the
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Old Blythewood, Pinjarra

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Overlooking Meelon, the Murray River, this area is very significant to the Binjareb Noongar people. As colonists sought new land, Aboriginal people were forced from their Country, sometimes causing clashes and dislocation from their land. John and Mary Anne McLarty were among the first Europeans to settle in the Murray
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Strawberry Hill / Barmup, Albany

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Long before European colonisation, Barmup was a meeting place for Menang Aboriginal people. In 1826 a government farm was established near the water course which fed the fledgling settlement. It was later purchased by the Government Resident Sir Richard Spencer and in the 1890s by Francis and Maude Bird. A
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Creek line restoration at Loftus Creek

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Loftus Creek is an important subcatchment which drains to the Woronora River of the Sydney Basin. One of the main values of this area is the connectivity it provides between a variety of habitats and its considerable ecological value. It is home to threatened species such as Powerful Owls, Sooty
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St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle

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History and heritage significance Constructed with limestone from the Government Quarries in Cantonment Street, the beautiful roof timbers were transported overland from WA’s southern Jarrah forests to Rockingham and then by sea, before being stored on site for two years to season. The nave roof is probably the finest craftsmanship
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St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington

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Alongside Sunday services, St Cuthbert’s has played host to many weddings, funerals and baptisms. More recently, it has hosted interfaith gatherings to build a stronger, more cohesive community. History In early 1924, Lot 24 of the Hillsden Estate was donated for a church by Mrs JF Stone and her daughters.
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Munda Biddi Trail

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The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation engages with a large team of volunteers to maintain and improve the trail facilities over its entire length. The Foundation has a broad scope across trail maintenance, community engagement, stakeholder management, realignment projects, rider education and acting as a leading voice for our membership and
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Map Collection

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The National Trust ACT office holds a 6 drawer map cabinet holding various maps, plans and photographs of Canberra and the surrounding region. See the list of contents below. If you wish to view any of the items please contact the office on (02) 6230 0533 or send an email
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His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

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His Majesty’s Theatre opened on Christmas Eve in 1904 with a performance of The Forty Thieves. Built in the Federation Free Classical style, when it opened it was the largest theatre in Australia and featured the country’s biggest stage. In the following 117 years it has grown to become one
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St John’s Lutheran Church, Aberdeen Street, Perth

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St Johns is a church building that is steeped in heritage. It was the wonderful vision of Perth’s founders that has given us an iconic church so close to the city, built with great attention to detail in 1936. So many of us have been there for special celebrations or events,
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Oral Histories

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During the 1990s, the National Trust of Australia (ACT), with the assistance of the National Estate Grants Program, the ACT Heritage Grants program, and the National Library of Australia, made a series of oral history recordings with persons who influenced the landscape and development of Canberra. These recordings and associated
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Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup

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Golden Valley Tree Park is the largest arboretum in Western Australia by area and number of species. There are more than 3000 individual trees planted from over 500 different species, and every year the collection is increased. Some specimens date back 100 years to when the original farming properties were
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St Mary’s Anglican Church, Beverley

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This iconic building in Beverley has held a prominent place in the community since it was built in 1892, holding countless weddings, baptisms, confirmations and funerals. St Mary’s Anglican church remains a local landmark on the corner of John and Husking Streets, and still contributes to the community’s sense of
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Heritage Files

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) has, in its office, over 450 file titles of heritage interest, including trees, cemeteries, graves, buildings, churches, huts, to name just a few. Below is a link to the alphabetical index showing the current list of hard copy folders held. If you find a
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St Aidan’s Uniting Church

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The building and its adjacent hall are listed on the State Register of Heritage Places and have been classified by the National Trust of Western Australia. Together, they are a valuable asset to the amenity and character of the Claremont area. Conservation has been regularly carried out over the years
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