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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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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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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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Lesley Barnes wins Heritage Council Award

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It is with great pleasure that I pass on the news 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 Victoria’s annual award for volunteers (the Ray
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Conflict and Compassion – Remembering our ANZAC heroes

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Conflict and Compassion – Remembering our ANZAC heroes To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, The National Trust Victoria (NTV) is offering Victorians a chance to explore Australia’s intriguing heritage, from the Frontier Wars to the centenary of World War I, at the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival: Conflict and Compassion. Download
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Venture into the opulent 1920s at the new Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition presented by the National Trust (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions

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The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, television’s most elegant lady detective, always fights crime in the most impeccable style and this year her signature panache returns to Rippon Lea Estate at the all new Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition running from 1 May to 30 September 2015. This new beautifully
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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 three of Melbourne’s oldest manors, including the beautiful Rippon Lea House and Gardens, Barwon Park and Mulberry Hill, on Sunday 5 April 2015. Download the media release
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Wedding Masterpiece Exhibition Enters Last Week At Barwon Park

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With a record of over 4,000 visitors in the first six weeks, The National Trust of Victoria’s stunning Love, Desire & Riches wedding exhibition is entering its last week, providing one final look at the stunning dresses and wedding couture on display at Barwon Park. Download the media release
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News 25th Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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Calling all teddies great and small, it’s time to celebrate the 25th Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday 22 February 2015 at Rippon Lea House and Gardens, with the National Trust Victoria holding Australia’s biggest dress up party for kids and their furry friends to mark the anniversary. Download the
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Wunderkammer Exhibition

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Embark on a journey of discovery and surprise through artist Rod McCrae’s cutting edge Wunderkammer Exhibition, exploring human interaction with nature through the use of ethically sourced taxidermied animals, at the National Trust’s Tasma Terrace from Thursday 5 February to Thursday 30 April 2015. Download the media release
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Governor-General to plant first Gallipoli Oak at Melbourne Gardens

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This event marks the beginning of the planting phase of the Gallipoli Oaks Project, a key part of the Anzac Centenary commemorations by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The seedling to be planted by the Governor-General, a Quercus coccifera (also known as the Kermes Oak), has an incredible provenance
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Courtroom drama to raise awareness on sexting

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Courtroom drama to raise awareness on sexting Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Mr Clem Newton-Brown, and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will together launch a public education program to raise awareness among metropolitan schools on the issue of sexting, the act of transferring explicit material and self-taken images on Monday
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Financial Statements 2013-14

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) annual financial statements are now available online. You can download it here. The annual report will be available next week.
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Sustainable heritage serves new School of Early Learning

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Sustainable heritage serves new School of Early Learning – WA Stirling House, North Fremantle Read about our work The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia opened the newly refurbished State heritage listed Stirling House, as the new home of North Fremantle School of Early Learning at 101 Stirling
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National Trust properties bloom to life for Garden Festival

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The 58th Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.00am on Saturday 15 November 2014 at Mulberry Hill, 385 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, VIC, 3911 (followed by light refreshments). Please download the AGM Agenda, Minutes and a Proxy Form for those members who cannot attend in person but wish
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Mr. Darcy takes pride of place at Rippon Lea

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The giant statue of Colin Firth in his iconic role as Mr. Darcy in BBC television series Pride and Prejudice has settled into its new home at Rippon Lea House & Gardens as part of the National Trust of Victoria’s Love, Desire & Riches exhibition, currently on show until September
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