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National Trust Property Closures for Volunteer Wellbeing

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Media Release (Updated) In line with government regulations associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak, National Trust properties will be closed until further notice. This step is to ensure National Trust volunteers, who are mostly 60 years of age and older, and visitors are protected from potential exposure. Properties impacted: Avondale
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The Mill Manager’s House – Jarrahdale tourism opportunity

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Media Release The redevelopment of The Mill Manager’s House at Jarrahdale aligns closely with the tourism strategy released by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale last year and will bring economic and social dividends to the town. The Mill Manager’s House was built in 1881 when Jarrahdale was the site of
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The Depot Ngurra Barlunggu – a new name for an old place

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Media Release In line with other properties in its portfolio the National Trust has investigated dual naming for its site in Geraldton. Dual naming recognizes and acknowledges places have intertwined histories pre and post settlement and contributes to our ongoing journey of reconciliation. Officially opened in 1988 as ‘The Bill
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One step closer to visitor hub opening

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Media Release Local building contractor K Built Constructions will begin work on the National Trust’s new visitor hub at Strawberry Hill in late February. ‘I’m pleased that a local builder has won the contract for this important new piece of tourism infrastructure, which will also create local jobs’ Peter Watson
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Reading the Loved Land by Dr Bruce Baskerville

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Exploring Legacies in Western Australia’s National Trust Estate ‘Reading the loved land’. It’s an evocative phrase penned by Western Australia’s unofficial poet laureate Randolph Stow in 1966. It speaks to the heart of all who love country, who sense a spirit of place, who surrender to the genius loci. It
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2020 Prelude Residencies for four multi-genre Australian composers

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Sydney Australia 22 January 2020: Bundanon Trust is excited to announce the four Australian composers awarded the Prelude residencies in 2020. Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of new work. In 2020 the
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Archaeology before development

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Australian Development Capital has formally acquired the site from the Western Australian Government and, in conjunction with the Perth Girls School site, is planning a mixed use neighbourhood. A condition of the sale requires the exhumation and reinterment of any human remains identified during the excavation. A specialist team of
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New visitor orientation hub at Strawberry Hill

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Media Release The National Trust is excited to announce construction of a new building that will improve the visitor experience at Strawberry Hill. Designed by Denmark’s PTX Architects with input from Menang Traditional Owners and site volunteers, the new hub will increase accessibility and introduce visitors to the fascinating history
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Curtin Family Home Lecture 2019

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Is it time to resurrect the wartime ‘Grow Your Own’ campaign? A real-world experiment in urban gardening for food security took place in Australia under John Curtin’s leadership during the Second World War. Now, more than 70 years later, community gardens, school vegetable gardens, urban apiaries and similar initiatives are
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2019 Margaret Feilman Medal

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. Awarded by the Council of the National Trust of Western Australia, recipients of the Medal will be announced
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Local Collie Project Manager appointed to oversee conservation of Collie Roundhouse

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Media Release The National Trust of Western Australia has appointed Collie firm HRE Consulting to project manage the first stage of conservation works for the Collie Roundhouse. One of the last remaining railway roundhouses in the state, the Collie Roundhouse is located at the western entry to the town and
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Project Brief – Tender for consultancy services

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Writer in Residence Program Co-ordinator The National Trust of Western Australia seeks a suitably qualified consultant to plan and implement a writer in residence program at National Trust places. The National Trust of Western Australia aspires to awaken the community to the value of heritage. The National Trust is a
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Prelude – A national residency program for composers

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Prelude offers long-term residencies allowing composers to focus on their craft while residing in one of three heritage listed Australian homes. Applications for composers have been extended and will now close on 19 August 2019. Prelude will provide Australian composers with the time and space to create new work by
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Conservation Covenants and Western Australia’s Natural Heritage

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On one magnificent piece of bushland adjacent to West Cape Howe National Park in Torbay, just outside of Albany, Professors Barbara and Bert Main signed the Conservation Covenant on their property on the 4 August 2000, putting 125 of their 140 acres under covenant. This piece of bushland is unique
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A note from the CEO: NAIDOC Week 2019

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On Friday, 12 July 2019 the National Trust of Western Australia and the Budadee Foundation hosted around 100 people at the launch of the Irrungadji Women Art Exhibition at Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle. The exhibition was launched by the Hon Ben Wyatt MLA Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs and
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National Trust Council Elections 2019

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ELECTION NOTICE Election of Officers pursuant to rule 47 of the National Trust of Australia (WA) Trust Rules Nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (5) Nominations will be accepted from Friday 26 July 2019. Nomination forms are to be completed in accordance with the National Trust
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Woodbridge Closure

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Media release Thanks to Lotterywest, and a generous donor, some much needed conservation works will be happening at Woodbridge. While the National Trust of Western Australia will be closing the historic house from 1 July 2019 for these major works, the grounds and Riverside at Woodbridge café will remain open.
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Passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA

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It is with a heavy heart that the Chair of the National Trust Hon Michael Murray AM QC advises of the passing of Mr Max Kay AM CIT WA. Max’s contribution to the National Trust was invaluable and we will miss his energy and commitment. Max moved to Perth from
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Curtin Family Home Winter Staycation

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The National Trust of Western Australia is offering members an exclusive 30% discount* when they book a stay at Curtin Family Home this winter. This former home of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin is located in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe. Relax and unwind in this comfortable home with the family or holiday on
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Australian Heritage Festival

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Final weekend 17-19 May! The Australian Heritage Festival in Western Australia is proudly supported by Lotterywest. This is it! It’s your last chance to enjoy what this festival has on offer. Visit the website HERE to explore more events and plan your festival. Perth Central Explore Perth with the Hooves to Highways look
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Museums and Galleries National Awards Winners!

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Two innovative National Trust of Western Australia projects – REST at East Perth Cemeteries and Ellensbrook at Mokidup – were applauded at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards in Alice Springs last night. REST at East Perth Cemeteries won the Interpretation, Learning & Engagement Award in the Level 2
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