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Koalas could be extinct in 30 years in NSW: National Trust responds with new conservation policy and calls for action and change

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Why now? Evidence presented to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry on 16 August 2019 indicated that the (former) Office of Environment and Heritage identified more than 100,000 hectares of core koala habitat (koala hubs) across New South Wales. The evidence further indicated that, at the present time, only 16 per
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The National Trust opposes the proposed demolition of the former Globe Theatre in Sydney

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The Globe Theatre, located on George Street in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, is the imposing two-storey building beside the former Gowings store. It was designed by Clarence Backhouse. What is special about The Globe Theatre? The theatre’s Romanesque style façade has been a landmark with irreplaceable streetscape value for
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2019 Australian Marmalade Awards Winners

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  The winners of the Australian Marmalade Awards were announced on Sunday at Beaumont House as part of the Festival of Marmalade.   Congratulations! The following people have won gold awards for their marmalades in the home-made competition.   Home-made Gold Janet MacDonald (from Vic, by phone) – mandarin marmalade
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Curtin Family Home Lecture 2019

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Is it time to resurrect the wartime ‘Grow Your Own’ campaign? A real-world experiment in urban gardening for food security took place in Australia under John Curtin’s leadership during the Second World War. Now, more than 70 years later, community gardens, school vegetable gardens, urban apiaries and similar initiatives are
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The who’s who of Australian Art rehung at Retford Park

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This highly anticipated annual event welcomes guests into the former home of the late Mr James Fairfax AC to be immersed in experiences that bring art, collecting, giving and creative expression to life. Guests are able to choose from various experiences including day tours, sunset tours, dinner for 40 people
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NOTICE: James Cook Museum closure

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National Trust of Australia (Queensland) will close James Cook Museum, Cooktown from 10th October 2019 for essential conservation works and curatorial refresh.
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NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019

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Two volunteering teams and eight individual volunteers from the nomination made by the National Trust (NSW) were selected for judging to receive a certificate of acknowledgement. Teams: Friends of Grossman House Catering Team The Friends of Grossman House Catering Team is led by Gail Johnston and comprises of 10 –
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2019 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. Awarded by the Council of the National Trust of Western Australia, recipients of the Medal will be announced
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High Tea at Burnett House

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Our final High Tea Fundraiser for this year will be held in the beautiful gardens of Burnett House on Sunday 29th September from 3pm – 5pm to raise funds for the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct Gardens. The delicious High Tea will consist of scones, cakes, pastries and sandwiches all served
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National Trust Fundraiser at the Deckchair Cinema

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Come along to our National Trust fundraiser of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody – Singalong’ at the Deckchair Cinema on Sunday 13 October. Gates open at 6pm for dinner with the movie screening at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now at: http://www.deckchaircinema.com/films/bohemian-rhapsody/
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Get Schooled on Reconciliation at Cooma Cottage

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The travelling exhibition is comprised of works from primary and high school students who have taken up the challenge of portraying their perspective on the 2018 theme for Reconciliation: ‘Our Voices Our Future.’ The National Trust (NSW) began touring the finalists’ works throughout the state in 2015, allowing more schools
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Just Puddin’ This Out There

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‘Puddin’ Day’ will bring the mischief of The Magic Pudding to life with activities for readers young and old(er) – as well as introducing visitors to contemporary author Frances Watts and illustrator, Georgia Norton Lodge and author Zoë Norton Lodge. The National Trust (NSW) CEO Debbie Mills said that “‘Puddin’
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Bushfire Crisis

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A message from our CEO, Jonathan Fisher We are deeply saddened to learn of the destruction of the current bushfires raging through the Gold Coast Hinterland and further west around Applethorpe and Stanthorpe. The thousands of hectares of bushland burnt out is displacing hundreds of animals from their natural habitat.
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Fashionably Late…A New Image of a Tudor Monarch

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Traditionally dated to 1515, the double portrait of Mary and her second husband, Charles Brandon, had been assumed to date to the year of their marriage.  However, new research proposes that the fashions they wear shows the portrait is of a later date, a theory supported by a previously little
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Local Collie Project Manager appointed to oversee conservation of Collie Roundhouse

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Media Release The National Trust of Western Australia has appointed Collie firm HRE Consulting to project manage the first stage of conservation works for the Collie Roundhouse. One of the last remaining railway roundhouses in the state, the Collie Roundhouse is located at the western entry to the town and
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We’re all about women at Old Government House

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Some of the names you know, some of them you don’t – all of them are remarkable for their courage, their stories and their strength. From 31 August 2019 to 16 August 2020, the National Trust (NSW) will be telling the stories of the Vice-Regal Women, servants and visitors who
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MEDIA RELEASE: Federation Square added to Victorian Heritage Register

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National Trust responds to inclusion of Federation Square in the Victorian Heritage Register Quotes attributable to Simon Ambrose, Chief Executive Officer, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) The National Trust welcomes today’s news that Federation Square has officially been included in the Victorian Heritage Register, along with our state’s most valued
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Call to keep ACT Government out of environmental assessment of light rail Stage 2B

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The National Trust (ACT) has made a submission about the heritage and environmental impacts of Light Rail Stage 2. Submission:  National Trust (ACT) submission on referral of Light Rail under EPBC Act See https://the-riotact.com/call-to-keep-act-government-…/317174
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A touch of glass at Lindesay, Darling Point

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Brian Hirst is known for his interpretation and referencing of historic styles in his work, particularly the iridescent surfaces of classical Roman glass, and he will share his expertise with lovers of rare glass collections at Lindesay.   Georgian Glass: Colonial Style features items dating from 1700 – 1840, including
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Project Brief – Tender for consultancy services

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Writer in Residence Program Co-ordinator The National Trust of Western Australia seeks a suitably qualified consultant to plan and implement a writer in residence program at National Trust places. The National Trust of Western Australia aspires to awaken the community to the value of heritage. The National Trust is a
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Prelude – A national residency program for composers

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Prelude offers long-term residencies allowing composers to focus on their craft while residing in one of three heritage listed Australian homes. Applications for composers have been extended and will now close on 19 August 2019. Prelude will provide Australian composers with the time and space to create new work by
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