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2023 Prelude composer residencies announced!

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The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust is excited to announce that Jae Laffer and Olivia Davies are the two Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies for 2023, 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
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October news highlights

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Reviving a country treasure, things to do in spring, plus protecting Central Station from overdevelopment. Here are some highlights from our October 2022 newsletter.
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National Trust volunteers recognised at State Volunteer Awards

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Two long-serving National Trust (NSW) volunteers have been recognised for their achievements at the recent 2022 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards.
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Student volunteers provide fresh eyes on archival discoveries

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A donated suitcase and the help of volunteers have led to the unearthing of Annie Wyatt's original handwritten notes from the first meeting of the National Trust in 1947.
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Unique 19th century botanical sketches preserved for the future

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Exquisite drawings by self-taught artist Emily Twynam have been conserved and digitised, and are now on display at her original home in Riversdale, Goulburn, Gundungurra land.
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Conserving Cooma Cottage

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We’re launching an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof one of the oldest surviving colonial cottages in the state, Cooma Cottage. You can help with this important conservation work. Discover the difference your donation can make to ensure the future of this piece of living history.
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CY O’Connor Lecture 2022 – 6 Oct 2022

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Mike is a freelance educator and writer, and former Head of Education at the WA Maritime Museum. He is also a great grandson of CY O’Connor. 2022 marks the 120 years since O’Connor’s death and Mike’s lecture will focus on Charles Yelverton O’Connor the man. To celebrate his legacy, Mike
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Heritage Officer vacancy

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Applications for this position are now closed. National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Officer (Canberra) Do you want to play an important role in preserving our heritage and awareness of its importance? The National Trust (ACT) is seeking to fill a part time position of Heritage Officer. We are a
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Introducing the new owners of Peninsula Farm Café 

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Residents of Maylands, Danny and Tania are a dynamic husband and wife team, and founders of Perth’s iconic BODHI Spa group. Their vision for Peninsula Farm Café is one of sustainability and simplicity, to create a family-friendly destination café on the banks of the Swan River. Tania explains, “Our goal
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Remembering Dr Kenneth Collins AM CStJ CitWA

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The lifelong, distinguished contribution by Dr Collins, both as a professional and as a volunteer, in all areas of work and community involvement, at a local, national and international level, is held in the highest regard by the National Trust. He remained firmly committed to all his causes, dedicated and
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2022

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Nominations are closed for this year’s heritage awards.
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Forum offers local solutions for protecting heritage and designing cities

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Experts in heritage, planning and architecture gathered at the National Trust (NSW)'s recent 'Past and Future Cities Forum' to debate the big issues facing Parramatta's heritage and city planning, identifying new solutions for creating cities with character.
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Leaders gather for forum on the future of Parramatta and urban design

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With the NSW State election now confirmed for 25 March 2023, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) is launching its election platform with an independent forum on the key issues facing the state’s heritage places.
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William Keane remembered with memorial plaque at East Perth Cemeteries

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Of the more than 10,000 people who were buried in the East Perth Cemeteries, only 800 grave markers remain. Since the closure of the cemeteries, the majority of the grave headstones and markers have been lost through decay, neglect, vandalism and well-intentioned ‘cleanups’. Many genealogy detectives have traced a family
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East Perth Cemeteries farewell power of the past

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Installed in the 1960s, the power poles and overhead lines were intrusive elements in the fragile cemetery landscape. The National Trust welcomed the recent proposal by Western Power to remove the poles, now that the surrounding residential area is supplied with underground power and the 66kv overhead transmission line and
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Winter school holiday fun

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Winter school holidays are a great time to wrap up and get out with the kids for some heritage-inspired fun. Here's what's happening at our places this July ...
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Everglades’ Art Deco revival

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Caring for historic houses takes enormous work and attention to detail. This year, with the help of your donations, we’re planning an ambitious program of restoration works to future-proof Art Deco icon, Everglades House.
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Statement on Ukraine

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The National Trust Australia stands with UNESCO and their efforts to implement emergency support across its spheres of competence and calling for the urgent protection of Ukraine’s extraordinary wealth of cultural heritage, with reference to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. “…any
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Exciting finds at Peninsula Farm archaeology field school

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As this this was the second year in a row the National Trust had hosted a field school at the property, the students were able to continue excavating the well where digging had begun the previous year. They also dug a few trenches in other parts of the grounds in
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National Reconciliation Week: Be Brave. Make Change.

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The National Trust acknowledges that its properties are situated on Aboriginal land across the state and recognises Aboriginal people remain the cultural and spiritual custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. We are committed to working with Aboriginal people to ensure these practices
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A fond look at Snottygobble Hill

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Years of service Just south of Bridgetown is the property knows as Snottygobble Hill, named after the plant Persoonia longifolia (and not the questionable hobby of some). An impressive example of Western Australia’s Jarrah/Marri/Banksia bushland in its natural state, Snottygobble Hill is currently registered with the National Trust’s Conservation Covenant
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