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Drive your story! Margaret River Region drive trails

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The National Trust of Western Australia is excited to be a part of a new initiative from the Margaret River and Busselton Tourism Association. Five new self-guided drive trails will help you see more of what matters – in your own time. The MRBTA has curated a collection of five coast
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National Trust (NSW) withdraws from Willow Grove Community Reference Group

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After reviewing the dismantled remains of Parramatta’s historic Willow Grove, the National Trust (NSW) has concluded that the building cannot be authentically reconstructed and has withdrawn from the Willow Grove Community Reference Group.
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Flowers everywhere!

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Treat in the wheatbelt Today, native species face significant threats from land clearing, weed invasion, pest animals, diseases, grazing and inappropriate fire regimes. Yet, when the flowers bloom it is an incredible site and in 2021 Western Australia turned on an amazing flora display. The Wheatbelt was a wonderful place
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ANZAC Day events

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Peninsula Farm ANZAC Sunset Service The National Trust of Western Australia and Peninsula Farm volunteers invite you to the annual ANZAC Sunset Service. Monday 25 April 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. This event is open to all. No booking is required. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after the service.
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Shortlist announced for the 2022 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice in the field of heritage, awarding excellence in conservation, protection, and interpretation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage over the past year. The Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales
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INTO Places – Reciprocal visiting program

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The National Trust of Western Australia is a proud member of INTO, the International National Trusts Organisation. INTO has been hard at work with National Trusts and heritage organisations across the world to make membership go further. As part of its mission to promote the conservation and enhancement of the
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Things to do in autumn

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Cooler days are finally here, which means wrapping up, pulling on the boots, and getting out to enjoy the crisp autumn air. We have lots to see and do at our NSW properties this time of year, including nature trails, wildlife spotting, and bursts of spectacular foliage.
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Easter opening hours

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While closed for Good Friday, many of our places will be open over the long Easter weekend. Opening times are listed below, along with links to book your tickets online. Or you can use your device to scan a QR code at our places and book in on site. The system
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Archaeology students ready for field school at Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust is excited to once again be hosting an archaeology field school on the grounds of Peninsula Farm. Staff and students from the University of Western Australia will be on site from 18 to 24 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Overlooking Derbarl Yerrigan (the Swan River)
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Paint scraping skills put in practice at Samson House

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Dr Ingrid van Bremen, Senior lecturer in architectural conservation at the University of Western Australia, along with former National Trust Conservation Architect Kyra Lomas and Conservation Officer Narelle Worth, led a paint scraping workshop at the Samson House stables in Fremantle. Paint scraping is one form of architectural investigation that
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Curtin Family Home Lecture 2022: John Curtin’s use of Poetry in Australia’s Darkest Hour

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Join us for the first in our new series of Lotterywest Heritage Conversations for the launch of Dr Toby Davidson’s book. We’ll hear how important poetry was to John Curtin and the ‘mental relief’ it provided as he faced the challenges of prime ministership during the Second World War. Dr
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Dine and Discover vouchers expires soon

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The NSW Government’s vouchers can be used until 30 June 2022.
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Special ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in NSW

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Sunday 8th May is Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for a special way to treat Mum this year, we have lots of ideas for relaxed garden strolls, historical day trips, and lavish afternoon teas. Here are some of the events happening across NSW.
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Lotterywest grant supports Western Australian heritage

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The funding will enable the National Trust to deliver its natural heritage covenanting program, develop a cultural landscape management approach and improve visitor interpretation at several key heritage places. The grant also includes funding towards cultural awareness training for volunteers and will allow the National Trust to engage the community
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Composer Anna Laverty in residence at Gallop House

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The residency is part of a program run by the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House Trust at three heritage buildings across Australia. Anna, a graduate of Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, is an award-winning producer with an impressive catalogue of releases across multiple genres. Her early career
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Are you looking for a something different when it comes to volunteering?

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Do you like meeting people? Are you fascinated by the past and its connections to our lives today? We are currently looking for people to help open National Trust places – particularly No 1 Pump Station and Woodbridge. You’ll greet visitors and introduce them to the amazing stories associated with
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Grave conservation workshops at East Perth Cemeteries

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The East Perth Cemeteries reflect the diverse range of cultures and religions that made up the population of Perth in the first 70 years of the Swan River Colony. In 1829 this was the site of the first colonial burial ground in Perth, when a general cemetery was established. This
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A rare and recent gift

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It is rare to find photographs depicting the interiors of any of our properties. This one from the 1950s shows the Layman family’s dining room at Wonnerup House. This part of the house features a magnificent jarrah overmantle carved by Clair Layman to commemorate the golden wedding anniversary of her
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Australian Heritage Festival: Unique outdoor events to explore

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The Australian Heritage Festival returns 1 April – 31 May 2022. If you're bringing the family, or just want to be out in the autumn air, here are a few unique highlights for experiencing the festival outdoors.
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Historic convict crafts now on show at Old Government House

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Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile launched at the National Trust’s Old Government House on 5 March 2022.
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New walking tour for East Perth Cemeteries

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A dedicated East Perth Cemeteries tour by Perth’s own Two Feet & a Heartbeat has been created in collaboration with the National Trust. Five dollars from every ticket sold will go directly towards the conservation and management of this one-of-a-kind site. “The National Trust is delighted to be partnering with
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