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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2018 Trust Honours Awards

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  2018 Honours Award recipients Honorary Life Membership: Elizabeth Ellis – Collections Committee Caroline Parker – Women’s Committee   Meritorious Service Award: Stella Downer – S.H. Ervin Gallery Advisory Committee Lisa Newell – Industrial Heritage Committee / National Trust Representative to the Heritage Council Richard Steele – Miss Traill’s House
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Request for expressions of interest to lease and/or develop

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Are you interested in leasing Bridgetown’s oldest building and/or redeveloping an iconic site on the banks of the Blackwood River? The National Trust of Western Australia is calling for expressions of interest to: 1. help find a long term use for this significant homestead on the banks of the Blackwood
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Planning the big picture for Sydney: Graham Quint says ‘we are seeking answers’

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Graham Quint, Director, Conservation at the National Trust (NSW) delivered a keynote address last night at the first Save Sydney Coalition Forum, held at NSW Parliament House. The forum centred on the theme Planning the big picture for Sydney: Voices of heritage, sustainability and the public good, convened by Dr
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My Fair Lady: The History of the Lindesay Christmas Fair

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Tucked into the hillside overlooking Sydney Harbour is Lindesay – the elegant Gothic Revival mansion built in 1834. The mansion’s interiors and gardens are a favourite for weddings, special occasions and film locations but for three days in November it transforms into a Christmas market filled with luxurious gift options
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AGM and Annual Report 2017-18

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Members are advised that the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 62nd  Annual General Meeting will commence at 11am on Saturday 24 November 2018. Location:  Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick. Please RSVP by Friday 16 November 2018 via email rsvp@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889. The Annual Report for the National Trust of Australia
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Graham Quint to address Sydney planning forum

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The ‘Planning the Big Picture for Sydney’ forum will be held at NSW Parliament House on 13 November. It is designed to contribute to wider understandings in the community about the importance of heritage, sustainability and the public good. The Save Sydney Coalition (SSC) says Sydney’s rapid transformation is placing
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2018 Heritage Conference full program now available!

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We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us for the Heritage Conference
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Vote 1 for your local council

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Vote 1 for your local heritage It’s election time for South Australia’s 68 local councils.  The chance comes but once every four years to choose your local council. Since the last council elections in 2014 there have been some significant changes to the role of local government in planning, development
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Kate Stevens wins inaugural Evelyn Chapman Art Award

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Kate Stevens wins with her painting 'Gaza', part of a series exploring images of war.
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World Migratory Bird Day – Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

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Australia lies at the southern end of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, one of 8 major migratory routes worldwide, and provides important shore, waterway and wetland habitat for roughly 8 million migratory waterbirds that make the long journey to Australia each year. The journey extends from within the Arctic Circle in
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Saumarez Homestead awarded Hall of Fame travel status

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  Mr Marshall was at the homestead yesterday to congratulate volunteers and staff on their latest achievement – elevation to the coveted Hall of Fame status by the online travel website TripAdvisor. The latest accolade comes after the National Trust property on the outskirts of Armidale ranked in TripAdvisor’s Award
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Winners of the 2018 Australian Marmalade Awards

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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.  Jane Hasell-McCosh of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards UK, and Stephen Downes, Head Cook of Beerenberg, presented the awards to a packed audience. Home-made Competition From almost 200 home-made
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Second Speaker Announcement

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We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us for the Heritage Conference
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

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Invitation from the President to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Friday 16 November 2018
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Celebrate 100 Years of The Magic Pudding at the Norman Lindsay Gallery

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On Sunday 14 October from 10am to 4pm families are welcome to celebrate the 100th birthday of Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding at the author and illustrator’s former home. This day of family fun will include delicious adventures for children and grown ups of all ages. For information on how to
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First Keynote Speakers Announced

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We are thrilled and excited to announce that Don Godden and Sharon Veale will be joining us for the Heritage Conference
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Inquiry into Heritage

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The Environment Resources and Development Committee of State Parliament is conducting an Inquiry into Heritage. The Trust has made its submission to the Committee and will present before the Committee in a few weeks’ time.  The Committee will report its findings in the new year.  We expect a fresh round of
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The 2018 Australian Festival of Marmalade is here!

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The third annual Australian Marmalade Festival kicks off this Sunday 7 October at Beaumont House from 11am to 5pm with an event  showcasing all things citrus and marmalade! Last week a team of judges spent two days tasting nearly 300 jars of marmalade to find the champion marmalade maker in
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Breeding and nesting time for Black-Cockatoos

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Three of WA’s Black-cockatoo species are threatened with extinction and we urgently need to work together to identify and protect their critical habitat such as roosting sites, nest trees, hollow-bearing and dead standing trees as well as their food and water sources so these birds can have a future. It’s
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2018 ACT Heritage Awards Presentation Evening

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This year’s Awards Presentation is being held on Monday 15 October. Do come and join us for this special event. Awards Presentation.    
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Artillery Drill Hall Interpretation Project

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The National Trust of Western Australia is committed to ensuring the heritage values of its heritage places are acknowledged through innovative and engaging interpretation. Proposals are now sought from contractors experienced in the interpretation of heritage places to develop the interpretation of the Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle, which is
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