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UNSHACKLED – The True Convict Story

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Two exhibitions under the Unshackled banner are open in Hobart this year.
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Zephaniah Williams, Chartist Convict

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A rare treasure from the Trust’s Latrobe Court House Museum has gone on exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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Clarendon Renaissance

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Clarendon, the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania)’s flagship property ten minutes south of Evandale is undergoing a renaissance.
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Built Heritage Maintenance Funding for Clarendon and Hobart Penitentiary

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The Hobart Penitentiary Chapel and Clarendon have benefitted from concerted works programs made possible by a Tasmanian Government Built Heritage Maintenance grant.
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2024 Heritage Oration – media coverage

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On the 28 April, the Canberra Times published a report about Ted Baillieu’s Heritage Oration delivered for the National Trust (ACT) on 18 April, World Heritage Day. A transcript of the Oration will be published on the website shortly.
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Shortlist announced for the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice, awarding excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage. “The high quality of entries created robust discussions between the judges this year” said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National Trust Heritage Awards Jury. Devine was
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Restoration work begins at Old Government House

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The $500,000 restoration of UNESCO World Heritage site Old Government House is now underway, with parts of the historic Parramatta landmark undergoing significant repairs.
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Light Rail Stage 2B EPBC Act Referral

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) says that the referral of Light Rail Stage 2B to the Commonwealth Government identifies many heritage issues that require full public scrutiny. See media release. National Trust ACT Light Rail Stage 2B EPBC Act Referral Feb 2024 To see the documents related to the
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Concerns over blanket housing reforms

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The NSW Government has announced two housing reforms that represent significant change to the planning system in NSW, with major impacts on heritage.
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Bathurst claims a spot in the Aussie Town of the Year awards

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Home to our very own Miss Traill's House, Bathurst is one of NSW's most beloved regional destinations. Now, the town has been ranked fifth in the Aussie Town of the Year awards, and we couldn't agree more!
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Protecting the habitats of powerful owls

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Our five-year conservation project in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is preserving essential habitat for the endangered powerful owl.
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Alison Page joins the National Trust (NSW) Board

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The National Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Page to its Board.
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Glencoe Woolshed | Unknown Photograph

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As a boy, John Gay would travel with his family from Adelaide to stay with his grandparents, Isaac and Caroline Poulton, who lived in the small Limestone Coast town of Glencoe. He remembers wonderful times running around Glencoe, visiting some of the properties and old buildings in the district. One
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Community Partnership Grant | Wilabalangaloo

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We have been fortunate to receive a $2,000.00 Flinders University Rural and Remote Health SA Community Grant for Wilabalangaloo.   The funds were reimbursed for the works our volunteers completed two shaded/covered shelters at two site on our Wilabalangaloo Reserve in areas where visitors can take in the full beauty
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Auburn Courthouse Restoration

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The Auburn National Trust is very excited to receive a $20k State Heritage Grant for further works to the roof of the Auburn Courthouse. This is to follow up on works completed in October 2023 where we had the original Welsh slate roof restored using money from a Community Assets
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First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region

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The RMMAC (on behalf of the FPRMMR Native Title holders) have produced a River Murray and Mallee Country Plan (RMMAC, 2020), which includes a framework for engagement with FPRMMR on water resource management, their visions and values, and information on culturally important river species. To capture the FPRMMR interests and
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Z Ward | Successful Working Bee

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It was wonderful to see so many volunteers our first working bee at Z Ward, Glenside on Wednesday the 18th October 2023. A successful day, pulling up weeds, removing dead branches in the moat, cutting down trees and whipper snipping. Seven people attended, including three members of the general public
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2023 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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New funding supports local conservation initiatives

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A trove of historic objects will be conserved in Newcastle and Braidwood, thanks to new funding from the Community Heritage Grants program.
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Have your say: heritage survey

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The NSW Government is asking for your help to shape NSW's first Heritage Strategy. Have your say and fill out the public survey.
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Ardrossan | Heritage Museum Anniversary

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Rod Dutschke is a member of the original committee and he continues his commitment as curator to the present day.  His son Bruce spoke at the celebration about the early days of the museum. Prior to becoming a museum, the building was used as a powerhouse for the CH Smith
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