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Registrations now open for the People’s Ground Conference

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Join us at The People’s Ground for Australia’s biggest ever gathering of heritage professionals and community advocates. The extraordinary Melbourne Cricket Ground—popularly “The People’s Ground”—is the inspiration for this conference. This acknowledges that heritage is for and about people and community. Whilst place is central to conceptions of heritage, is
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Vale – Rodney Davidson AO OBE

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On behalf of the members and staff, the Board of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) expresses its deep sorrow at the passing of Rodney Davidson AO, OBE. Rodney played a crucial part in building the National Trust movement in both Victoria and in Australia. His work as Chair (1965
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National Education Heritage Conference 2016

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Join the National Trust for a National conference focusing on heritage education.
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New 8-storey tower proposed at former Pentridge Prison

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While it has been positive to see recent announcements about new initiatives at Pentridge’s Coburg Quarter that will activate the site, such as a new microbrewery and retail strip, a new masterplan being developed for the site is yet to be made available to the public. Submissions on the current proposal
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Rippon Lea Estate Visitor Access Improvement

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Statement from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) announcing the Rippon Lea Estate visitor access improvement capital project. Rippon Lea Estate is set to undergo a $2.3 million upgrade to provide increased community access and improved visitor amenities. Over the next 18 months further parts of this national heritage listed
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Letter from the CEO

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I am honoured to have been appointed Acting CEO of the Trust in Victoria whilst the Board recruits a permanent CEO to replace Martin Purslow. That recruitment process has been started by the Board.   Martin achieved an incredible amount in his ten years heading the Trust, revitalising the organisation, breathing
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The Power of Transformation: The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition premiers at The National Trust’s stunning Barwon Park Mansion

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This summer, the power of transformation through fashion will transcend the silver screen to the National Trust’s Barwon Park Mansion at The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition. Costumes from the box office hit film, The Dressmaker, will be on display in an exclusive exhibition held at National Trust’s Barwon Park Mansion from
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Letter from the National Trust Chairman and the Board

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Dear Members and Friends, We write to you with messages of importance and good news. We are grateful to the membership for taking such a strong interest in the recent election of Directors. The four elected Directors are extremely committed to the work of the National Trust of Australia Victoria.
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Hop Down to the National Trust for an egg-cellent Easter Fun Day

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will host its annual Easter Fun Day at Rippon Lea House and Gardens, Barwon Park and Mulberry Hill, on Sunday 5 April 2015.
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Working together with Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria

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The National Trust has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our partners Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria.
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Trust reignites campaign to save iconic W Class Trams

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Together with Adam Dunning and community groups on Facebook, the Trust is alarmed that fully functional W Class trams are being sold off or given away following the recent decommissioning of Ws on several commuter routes.
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Trust launches campaign to save historic Fishermans Bend factory

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The National Trust has joined with the Art Deco & Modernism Society and the Port Melbourne Historical Society to call for the protection of a historic factory in Fishermans Bend.
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Rippon Lea Estate receives $985k boost from Australian Government

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Rippon Lea Estate, one of Australiaís most significant heritage sites, is set to receive a $985,446 grant from the Federal Department of Environmentís Protecting National Historic Sites Programme in an announcement by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Environment at Rippon Lea on Monday 13 July 2015.
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Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition Launches at Rippon Lea Estate

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To coincide with the airing of Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries Series 3 on ABC on Friday 8 May 2015, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, televisionís most elegant lady detective, returns to Rippon Lea Estate as part of the National Trustís Miss Fisherís Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.
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Lesley Barnes wins Heritage Council Award

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It is with great pleasure that I pass on the news to all those involved in the National Trust that Lesley Barnes, one of our longest standing volunteers and the driving force behind Gulf Station and its volunteers in the Yarra Valley, was last night presented with the Heritage Council of Victoriaís annual award for volunteers.
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Conflict and Compassion – Remembering our ANZAC heroes

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To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, The National Trust Victoria (NTV) is offering Victorians a chance to explore Australiaís intriguing heritage, from the Frontier Wars to the centenary of World War I, at the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival: Conflict and Compassion.
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Working together with Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria

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Working together with Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria During NAIDOC Week 2015, the National Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our partners Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria [IADV]. We have been working with IADV for some time in their role as a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation developing future Indigenous leaders
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Trust reignites campaign to save iconic W Class Trams

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Together with Adam Dunning and community groups on Facebook, the Trust is alarmed that fully functional W Class trams are being sold off or given away following the recent decommissioning of Ws on several commuter routes. Read the full report at TrustAdvocate Report in The Age: Melbourne musician drums up
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Trust launches campaign to save historic Fishermans Bend factory

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The former Rootes car factory is set to be demolished and the site redeveloped for townhouses. There is currently no heritage overlay on the building, which is historically significant for its associations with its respective occupation by the Department of Munitions, the Department of Aircraft Productions and then the car
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Rippon Lea Estate receives $985k boost from Australian Government

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Rippon Lea Estate, one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites, is set to receive a $985,446 grant from the Federal Department of Environment’s Protecting National Historic Sites Programme in an announcement by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Environment at Rippon Lea on Monday 13 July 2015. Download the
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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition Launches at Rippon Lea Estate

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition Launches at Rippon Lea Estate To coincide with the airing of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 3 on ABC on Friday 8 May 2015, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, television’s most elegant lady detective, returns to Rippon Lea Estate at part of the National
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