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CY O’Connor Lecture – 27 May 2021

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Join us on Thursday 27 May at the Perth Town Hall to hear the Hon Ben Wyatt deliver this year’s CY O’Connor Lecture, ‘Rebuilding community resilience and cultural connections’. See more about the CY O’Connor Lecture Series The day also marks the 54th anniversary of the 1967 Australian referendum to
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Call for audit of Canberra’s mid-century modern homes

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National Trust Calls For Audit Of Canberra’s Mid Century Modern Homes 9 5 2021 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7243083/call-to-audit-canberras-mid-century-modern-houses-before-its-too-late/?cs=14225  
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Top places to take mum this Mother’s Day in New South Wales

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Our heritage places have something for everyone – whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family. From picture-perfect views, to modern art, to spine-tingling tales of a time gone by, we have plenty to discover.
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Australian War Memorial redevelopment

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) has written to the National Capital Authority opposing the proposed works approval to commence the Australian War Memorial redevelopment. Read the letter here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/30-Apr-2021-NCA-re-AWM.pdf  
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. Deadline for entries – 21 June 5pm. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click here.
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Reopening dates for National Trust places

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Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties reopening to the public from Saturday 1 May. Below are the opening dates relevant to each property: West Perth Office – Old Observatory, West Perth – Tuesday 27 April East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth – Sunday
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Office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

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Properties that will be closed: Office – Old Observatory, West Perth East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth No 1 Pump Station, Mundaring Old Blythewood, Pinjarra (currently closed for conservation works) Peninsula Farm, Maylands Samson House, Fremantle Woodbridge, near Guildford Unfortunately this means that our Anzac Day events at Woodbridge and Peninsula
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Anzac Day events cancelled

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Remembering and paying respect to our Anzacs is, for many Australians, an important event in our calendars that was sadly put on hold during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, the evolving COVID situation in the Perth and Peel regions means that we have had to cancel
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The 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist has been announced

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“We received such fantastic entries this year and it was such a challenge to determine the shortlisted projects this year,” said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National Trust Heritage Awards jury. “There are a diverse range of projects and initiatives recognised this year, and they represent the full spectrum of
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The Hon. Don Harwin launches the Australian Heritage Festival in NSW on World Heritage Day

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Minister for Heritage today launches the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales on World Heritage Day.
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Reconnect with your heritage and community

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The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country. Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for
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Use your Dine & Discover voucher to experience heritage

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From contemporary art to colonial furniture, manicured modern gardens to sandstone stables – we have something for everyone at our extraordinary properties across New South Wales. Many of which are now participating in the NSW Government Dine & Discover initiative. The exciting initiative has been launched to encourage the community
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Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

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Located in East Perth Cemeteries, the headstone commemorates James Dyson and his two wives, Fanny Hoffington and Jane Edwards. It was commissioned by Andrew “Drewey” Dyson after the death of his mother Jane in 1899. Unfortunately, after 120 years exposed to the elements, the marble headstone had broken in half
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Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust is excited to 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 4 to 10 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Like many historic sites, Peninsula Farm has changed
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Australian Heritage Festival – National Trust Events Program

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The Australian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for all communities to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, share knowledge through talks, walks and tours, and have fun bringing heritage to life. The festival brings together experiences from across the nation and is
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Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

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The annual event run by Eucalypt Australia aims to raise awareness of eucalypts and to celebrate the important place they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. The National Trust keeps a Register of Significant Trees in Western Australia, a number of which are Eucalypts. The latest to be
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National Trust Blue Mountains events for Saturday 20 March are cancelled

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The ‘Best of Blue Mountains’ program of events were scheduled to take place at the following National Trust properties: Everglades House & Gardens at Leura. Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Woodford Academy at Woodford – an event which included the Harvest Festival. The National Trust has taken this decision because
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Don’t forget a brolly, Best of the Blue Mountains

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At Everglades House & Gardens, we have divine Devonshire Teas available or if you want something with a bit more spice a sizzle, there are nachos and a sausage BBQ on offer to warm you up. The Everglades Gallery will have the NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition on display and
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Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

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In 2021, the INSPIRE initiative expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. New opportunities for 2021 include potential residencies at Woodbridge in Guildford and the East Perth Cemeteries, as well as continuing to offer Peninsula Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle and the
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The National Trust calls on the Community to Have Your Say: Australian Heritage Strategy

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The Australian Government is reviewing the Australian Heritage Strategy. The Government is asking for community feedback via a short survey, which closes on Thursday 18 March 2021.  The National Trust is asking calling on its members and supporters to have their say on the future of Australia's heritage.
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Sell-out event will showcase the progress made at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary following the devastating bushfires of 2020

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Around 1,000 members of the community have snapped up tickets to come to the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend in celebration of the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary.
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