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Nurragi Reserve | A Thriving Community

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This dedicated, active volunteer community care for the extremely important remnant of the original vegetation contained in the Reserve. This is significant in an area that has been cleared of around 98% of its native vegetation. The importance of this reserve to the communtiy was signified by the fifty one
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Port Pirie | Silver to Seaway

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Currently in full swing, the conservation and revitalisation work on the Railway Station are showcasing dedicated efforts to restore its former glory. Fretted and damp stonework is being carefully replaced and conserved, while essential repairs are underway on the iconic metalwork roofing and metalwork-clad veranda. These structures, particularly their facades,
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Willow Grove rebuild in Parramatta will not go ahead; new focus on saving existing heritage

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The National Trust (NSW) has welcomed the NSW government’s recent decision not to rebuild historic 19th-century Willow Grove house in Parramatta. The decision sheds light on why we must save existing heritage icons – not rebuild them.
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Statement on the Voice to Parliament

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On 14 October 2023 Australians will be asked to vote Yes or No in the Voice referendum. The National Trust (NSW) acknowledges the importance of this national referendum and the democratic process to consider recognising the First Nations peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
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Statement on the Voice to Parliament

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A Voice to Parliament would provide representation and recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. The Voice was proposed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart (2017), to enable Indigenous communities to help inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.  The Australian Electoral Commission
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Restoring native bushland in Western Sydney

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We're working with Bankstown Council to protect a large area of native bushland in Sydney’s West. Known as biobanking, the project is increasing biodiversity and nurturing a bushland paradise in the heart of the suburbs.
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Moonta | Bringing History to Life

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Over the past two school terms, students from five primary schools have been using new technologies to bring the stories of the past to life. The Moonta Mines: The Magic and Mystery of Life on the Mines project has been partly funded through the Moonta Mines Heritage Project Grant and
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Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

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On 31 July 2023 the Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts museum and cinema/theatre closed. The closure decision was made by the Tenterfield Shire Council as a result of the difficult economic environment and the Council’s financial position. The Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts library and café
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Clare | Disaster Resilience for Community Museums

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The History Trust of South Australia had obtained a substantial grant through the South Australia Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFCOM) to trial disaster resilience planning with four community museums, and the Clare Branch of the National Trust was offered the opportunity to hold one of these planning workshops. The
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Auburn | Celebrating 50 Years

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Two years later, in November 1975, the Auburn Courthouse was officially “opened” by the Auburn National Trust after the Lands Titles office advised the building and land had been donated to the National Trust by the State Government. For the occasion, the Chair, Mr William Long, and Mr George Lambert
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Z Ward | A New Era

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After a lengthy and meticulous process, it is with great excitement that we proudly announce the title and keys of Z Ward have officially been handed to the National Trust. Currently, this historic establishment in Glenside hosts the immensely popular ‘Behind the Walls’ and ‘Adelaide Haunted Horizons’ tours. They have
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Collingrove | A Breath of Fresh Air

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The volunteer gardeners removed copious quantities of weeds, revealing extensive beds of bulbs (irises and daffodils) which will be a stunning massed display of colour in spring – well worth a visit!! Trimming back dead wood cleared the view across the garden beds to the paddocks beyond, and a planned
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New Exhibition ‘Shantaram: From Punishment to Peace’ opens at Pentridge Prison Tours

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The National Trust, Victoria, Gregory David Roberts, and Pentridge Prison Tours is proud to present, "Shantaram: From Punishment to Peace."   
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Expression of Interest – National Trust Tasmania (NTT) Board Election 2023

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Expression of Interest - The Trust is committed to maintaining a skills-based Board; to gender equality; and to regional representation.  It has considered the expertise of current Board members as well as future needs. The Board is also committed to implementing a strategic and sustainable vision for the NTT, its properties, collections, landscapes, gardens, and programs. 
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Board of Directors election 2023

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Nominations are now invited for election to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Board of Directors.
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Waverley Park Homestead: Feature Artwork for July

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  Geoff Wilson was in 1927 born in Bridgetown, Western Australia and he settled with his family in South Australia in 1941. He studied at the South Australian School of Art and Adelaide Teachers College, and then became a secondary teacher. Geoff travelled to London in 1954 and spent 3
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2023 Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk

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This year’s Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk was once again a huge success. With close to a thousand walkers, it was one of our biggest ever! The National Trust of South Australia thanks all participants, stall holders, staff, and volunteers for making it a wonderful event. Overall, the event went very
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Conservation work begins on Everglades House

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The rejuvenation of Art Deco icon, Everglades House, is now well underway thanks to the generous donations of members and supporters.
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National Trust Board welcomes Mark Phibbs and Luton White

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The National Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Phibbs and Luton White to its board. Mark Phibbs is a highly respected marketing professional and is currently Cisco Systems Vice President of Global Campaigns, Content and Industries. Mark has held leadership positions with Microsoft, Adobe and IBM. He
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Cultural Burns on Nature Reserves

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The week of the 19th June 2023 saw a number of cultural burns being conducted across the Yorke Peninsula including NTSA’s Rocky Bend nature reserve by Nharangga dhura Narungga people with support and knowledge sharing from Firesticks Alliance. A collaboration involving Nharangga First Nations, Yorke Peninsula Council, Landcare Association of
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Meet the 2023 Heritage Awards Judge’s Choice winner: Bondi Pavilion

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The best of heritage was celebrated on 12 May at the 2023 National Trust Heritage Awards. Of the many deserving winners, it was a stunning project that breathed new life into the Bondi Pavilion that took out the coveted Judge's Choice Award.
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