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Canberra’s original aerodrome site subject to DA

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The National Trust (ACT) is preparing a nomination for listing on the ACT Heritage Register of the site of the original Canberra Aerodrome and has requested the deferral of consideration of the DA for the Common Ground development on the site. Letter re development of original Canberra Aerodrome  
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50 Golden Years of Woodbridge

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Since opening its doors, Woodbridge has become an important place for the community. Whether learning about its significant history or enjoying lunch at the café, Woodbridge provides a tranquil escape and an insight into life in the late nineteenth century. While exploring the land of the Wadjuk Noongar people in
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The National Trust (NSW) Celebrates its 75th Anniversary Today

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The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary today. Australia’s oldest conservation charity committed to the preservation, education and interpretation, and protection of our built, natural and cultural heritage. The National Trust was officially founded in New South Wales on 6 April 1945.
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A Powerhouse on Heritage

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Cheryl Bates joined the National Trust in 1983 and became an Executive Committee member of the Parramatta Regional Branch in 2010. Today, she is an influential voice on heritage to local Government, on regional State Heritage Listings and in harnessing the community movement with affiliated organisations and groups.
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A message from our Chief Executive Officer

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National Trust’s places throughout Western Australia have been temporarily closed and all events have been cancelled until further notice. In the interest of keeping all of our staff safe, we have also closed our offices at the Old Observatory with staff now working from home. Though our places are currently closed, most
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Exterior urns reflect original construction

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Six replica urns were installed on the Woodbridge tower and entry portico parapets bringing to fruition the interpretive approach of presenting the exterior as originally constructed. It was considered at the time to be “the finest and most innovative house in Western Australia”. National Trust CEO, Julian Donaldson said “This
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Important COVID-19 updates from NTAV

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Australian Heritage Festival 2020 is cancelled

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The National Trust of Australia is cancelling the 2020 Australian Heritage Festival in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a pandemic. The virus is contagious between people and of particular risk to people with existing medical conditions, people with
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The National Trust of Australia has announced it will cancel the Australian Heritage Festival for 2020

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The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a pandemic. The virus is contagious between people and of particular risk to people with existing medical conditions, people with reduced immunity and people of advanced age. The National Trust is a community organisation and we consider the health, wellbeing
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National Trust (NSW) Events and Property Closures: COVID-19

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The National Trust (NSW) values the health and wellbeing of its staff, volunteers, members, visitors and supporters above all else. We have provided the most up-to-date information to our staff, at our heritage properties and to our volunteers on the importance of preventing, identifying and reducing the potential of infection. We are acting in accordance with health authority guidelines federally and in New South Wales to ensure the safety of the community in line with Government policy regarding COVID-19. We will update this news post as regularly as possible, and as circumstances change.
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National Trust Property Closures for Volunteer Wellbeing

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Media Release (Updated) In line with government regulations associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak, National Trust properties will be closed until further notice. This step is to ensure National Trust volunteers, who are mostly 60 years of age and older, and visitors are protected from potential exposure. Properties impacted: Avondale
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The Mill Manager’s House – Jarrahdale tourism opportunity

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Media Release The redevelopment of The Mill Manager’s House at Jarrahdale aligns closely with the tourism strategy released by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale last year and will bring economic and social dividends to the town. The Mill Manager’s House was built in 1881 when Jarrahdale was the site of
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The Depot Ngurra Barlunggu – a new name for an old place

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Media Release In line with other properties in its portfolio the National Trust has investigated dual naming for its site in Geraldton. Dual naming recognizes and acknowledges places have intertwined histories pre and post settlement and contributes to our ongoing journey of reconciliation. Officially opened in 1988 as ‘The Bill
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Position Vacant – Director

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Director, National Trust of Australia NT An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and/or qualified person to lead the operations of the National Trust NT, based in Darwin. The job offers the opportunity to lead a Territory-wide organisation with a core base of volunteers to preserve, advocate and promote
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Former Mandela Photographer and Documentarian is the feature artist at Retford Park, Bowral, this March

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Willman is one of South Africa’s leading, young, independent artists in visual communication and heritage art. He has expressed himself through an extraordinary body of work which includes writing, storytelling and photographic exhibitions across 48 countries, tailoring his inventive brand of communication to the needs of an array of clients
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Blog: Matthew Willman – a captured perspective on white rhinos and Nelson Mandela

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One of the most extraordinary perspectives I have gained working with orphaned wild animals is how unpredictable they can be. You become acutely aware of how, in this case, rhinos behave and interact with the world around them. Everything is planned and anticipated until one of them does something completely
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One step closer to visitor hub opening

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Media Release Local building contractor K Built Constructions will begin work on the National Trust’s new visitor hub at Strawberry Hill in late February. ‘I’m pleased that a local builder has won the contract for this important new piece of tourism infrastructure, which will also create local jobs’ Peter Watson
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National Trust Registers Concern on Great Western Highway Upgrade

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In its submission provided in December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) A National Trust submission to Transport for NSW on the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow noted 21 properties and two landscapes listed on the National Trust Register. We highlighted the likely impact on these places and the
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Reading the Loved Land by Dr Bruce Baskerville

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Exploring Legacies in Western Australia’s National Trust Estate ‘Reading the loved land’. It’s an evocative phrase penned by Western Australia’s unofficial poet laureate Randolph Stow in 1966. It speaks to the heart of all who love country, who sense a spirit of place, who surrender to the genius loci. It
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2020 Prelude Residencies for four multi-genre Australian composers

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Sydney Australia 22 January 2020: Bundanon Trust is excited to announce the four Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies in 2020. Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of new work. In 2020 the
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival 2020

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The National Trust McDouall Stuart Branch is now inviting expressions of interest from organisations, groups and individuals to participate in the Festival.  Participants can relate their events to the festival theme and this will contribute to making the 2020 festival a celebration of the diversity of cultures that reflects Central Australia as a special and unique community.
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