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Shed 26

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An open letter signed by 40 prominent Australians was released by the Save Shed 26 campaigners. Grand Designs Kevin McCloud who added his name to the petition said  through a representative “The conservation of historic buildings is about our industrial and commercial past as much as it is about churches and
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 4

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What’s on this week… There are only 10 days left of the festival, can you believe it? Check out the events below and enjoy what’s left of this great festival! Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 28 June. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future. Click here for: Nomination Form PDF Click here for: Nomination Form Word
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National Trust Heritage Awards 2019 winners announced

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The National Trust (NSW) has today announced the winners for its annual National Trust Heritage Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of these important awards that acknowledge the greatest innovation, conservation, education and advocacy with a view to preserving or protecting natural, built and cultural heritage in New South
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Enrico Taglietti 16 April 1926 – 3 May 2019

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“The aim of my architecture is to express the invisible, joy and music, silence, light and its desire to be.” Enrico Taglietti (1926-2019), architect, spent his early childhood in Milan, moving to Eritrea in the year leading up to World War 2. Returning to Milan, he studied architecture under prominent
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 3

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It’s the halfway point! Here is what’s on this week… Can you believe we’re halfway through the festival already? We certainly cannot. This week the Festival is filled with exciting and intriguing exhibitions, historical & heritage talks and free entry weekends. Below is a list of all of the events
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Thomas Meadowcroft new Prelude composer at Golden Vale

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Thomas Meadowcroft was awarded the residency by the Bundanon Trust and moved into Golden Vale Homestead earlier this month. Prelude is a national initiative developed by the Bundanon Trust to provide time and space for Australian composers to create their work by offering long-term residencies in historic houses around Australia.
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The International Connection

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In recent months we’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in two international exchanges. Richard Silink, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says some things in this world are universally recognised and heritage is one of them. “We all come from somewhere, we all have a sense of place and
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 2

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What’s on this week… What a week! Have you had the chance to check out some of the great events out there? With the Festival in full swing, there are so many opportunities to learn about this great place we call home. To give you a better idea of what’s on
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Australian Heritage Festival – Week 1

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What’s on next week… It has arrived! The Australian Heritage Festival kick’s off tonight at the launch event in Fremantle. The Hon Simone McGurk will officially launch the festival and the Madjitil Moorna Choir will be performing throughout the evening. To help you with your planning, we’ve highlighted the many amazing events
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National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist Announced for 2019

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Assessed by an independent panel of judges across 11 categories, award entries were received from the building design and architecture sector, community groups, the culture and arts sector including galleries and libraries, leading researchers and publishers, and many more. The National Trust Heritage Awards is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and
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Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead

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See photos from the Open Day.  
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Federal election priorities for heritage

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The National Trusts of Australia comprise eight community-based, not-for-profit organisations. We are a not-for-profit charity that represents the interests of more than 80,000 members across Australia. The Australian National Trusts Federal Election Priorities for Heritage outlines the heritage issues we are advocating for in the 2019 Federal election. They clearly
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Australian Heritage Festival connects people, places and the past on World Heritage Day

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The National Trust of Australia will bring the community together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural, natural and built heritage of every state and territory with the Australian Heritage Festival in 2019. Launching on 18 April 2019 – World Heritage Day – and running until 19 May, the community
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2019 Federal Election Priorities for Heritage

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The National Trusts of Australia comprise eight community-based, non-government, not-for-profit organisations. We are a member-based, not-for-profit charity that represents the interests of more than 80,000 members across Australia. The National Trusts of Australia Federal Election Priorities for Heritage outlines the heritage issues we are advocating for in the 2019 Federal
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NTAV Easter Opening Hours (2019)

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Please note all properties are closed Good Friday. Tasma Terrace: (NTAV Head Office): Closed Friday 19 April until Monday 29 April. Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday) Polly Woodside: Open daily 10am – 4pm until 18 April 2019  Closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
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Sneak Peek – Australian Heritage Festival

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Festival coming soon … Scroll down for a sneak peek of events on during the Australian Heritage Festival (18 Apr-19 May). With more than 150 activities offered you’ll find something to enjoy. A number of events require booking so start your planning now. Visit australianheritagefestival.org.au to explore even more events online. The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported
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Latest Tours and Events news

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The Heritage Festival starts on Saturday 13 April so enjoy lots of events over the next few weeks starting with the Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead on Saturday.  The Duntroon Dairy and Duntroon walk is full but we hope to repeat this in early July.  Unfortunately we have had to
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival

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The Alice Springs Heritage Festival runs from 6 - 14 April 2019. This year's theme is 'Connecting People, Places and the Past'.
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Did you live or work at Gowrie Hostel?

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AECOM Australia is seeking to speak with people who either worked or lived at Gowrie Hostel in Canberra between 1965 and 1990 and who would be interested in participating in an oral history interview to discuss their experiences. The Gowrie Hostel was built by the Commonwealth in 1965, and initially
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SPECIAL OFFER for National Trust Members

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        National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is proud to offer members savings of up to 33% on National Seniors membership. National Seniors is Australia’s largest senior membership organisation, advocating on the issues that matter to older Australians. Issues like energy affordability, fixing pension poverty, reforming aged care
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