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Invitation to tender – Natural Heritage Covenant Program Business Case

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The National Trust is seeking tenders from suitably qualified consultants to prepare a business case for its private land covenanting and stewardship program. The program currently administers 179 covenants – distributed across the Swan, Southwest, Midwest, Wheatbelt and South Coast Regions from east of Geraldton, across to the eastern Wheatbelt
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Repairs and TLC for Settlers Cottage, Herdsman Lake

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The cottage is on the last remaining lot from a subdivision of the 1930s which divided Herdsman Lake into smallholdings for market gardening. The cottage is representative of the accommodation of settlers in what was then a rural area and a good example of low-cost workers’ housing from the pre-Second
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Protecting volunteers and visitors at our heritage places

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“The National Trust of Western Australia is supported by a team of more than 400 incredible volunteers around the state,” said Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO. “Their safety and wellbeing is extremely important to us.” “We’re sure visitors to our places will understand why we are taking
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New food and beverage tenant sought for Peninsula Farm Café

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The café building is located on the grounds of Peninsula Farm at Wu-rut Woorat, a place of great historical importance to our state. Peninsula Farm Café is a neighbourhood meeting place as well as being loved by walkers and cyclists who use the river path that runs behind the cafe
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Australian Heritage Festival cancelled in WA for 2022

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Unfortunately, given the uncertainty around COVID-19 entering the state, the health and safety of our event holders and audiences is our first concern. This decision was not made lightly and we are very disappointed, as we know you will be too. The Australian Heritage Festival requires a huge amount of
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Visiting over the festive season

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This means that our places will be closed throughout the festive season and for some of 2022. Our West Perth office will be closed from 24 December 2021 and reopen 5 January 2022. We look forward to seeing you at one of our properties soon. And we wish you and
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Gift ideas for Christmas

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How to Shame the Devil, by Ros Thomas Her silence did not mean yes. Art Lambkin, newly confined to a nursing home, is terrified of being erased from the outside world. Determined to remain relevant, he engages in a correspondent’s war on the Letters Page of his daily newspaper, pitting his acerbic
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Soil Week Australia: 5 to 12 December 2021

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World Soil Day fell on 5 December this year to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing by addressing soil health. We celebrate Soil Week Australia until 12 December. You are encouraged to watch and share this great short video, “The Soil Story” by Kiss
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Christmas Carols at the Farm

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Join in the Christmas fun on Saturday 11 December! Bring your friends and family and join us at Peninsula Farm on the banks of the Swan River for our annual Christmas Carols. Tuxedo Junction will ignite the caroller in us all with a wonderful mix of traditional and modern songs kids
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Reimagining Wonnerup House

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As you turn into the driveway of Wonnerup House you will see things have changed. Updated signage is the first indication of a new approach to storytelling at this important place. For more than two decades Wonnerup House has been presented as a colonial farm enterprise, focusing on the Layman
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Margaret Feilman Medal

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The recipients for this year’s Margaret Feilman Medal were announced on Wednesday night at the National Trust’s Annual General Meeting, in front of our members. We congratulate Dr Robyn Taylor and Judy Williams and thank them for their enormous contributions to the protection of and access to Western Australia’s heritage.
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Climate change, COP26 and the importance of our natural heritage

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For nearly three decades the United Nations has been bringing together almost every country on earth for annual global climate summits, referred to as ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP for short). In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. You can find
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Strawberry Hill / Barmup a WA Heritage Award finalist

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We’re delighted that Strawberry Hill / Barmup is a finalist in the 2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards. The Heritage tourism product category recognises a business or product that provides a heritage tourism experience and provides visitors with access to and/or interpretation of a heritage place. Strawberry Hill / Barmup has
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November Heritage Conversation: The Edward Street Baby Farm

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Stella will talk to us about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That Gripped a City, explores the social conditions that allowed 37 babies to die while under the care of
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Coastal classification project

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The team visited eight sites from Lancelin to Jurien and even took a boat trip out to Escape Island. Two places, Jurien Bay War Memorial and First Jetty, Cervantes (fmr), have now been classified, with others soon to join them. First Jetty, Cervantes The rock lobster fishing industry in the
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Largest ceremony for unmarked police graves held at East Perth Cemeteries

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Memorial plaques commemorating the officers, who served between 1828 and 1898, were installed on the relevant denominational fences throughout the cemeteries as part of the Western Australian Police Historical Society Graves Project. Around 70 people attended, including descendants of the officers, along with members of the WA Police, WA Police
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Call for nominations to join the National Trust of Western Australia Council

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In line with the National Trust Act and Trust Rules, nominations are called from eligible members for the election of: Councillor (5 vacancies) – 3 year term (2022–24). The election process will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC). An election notice was placed in The West Australian by
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Annual Jazz Picnic in the Gardens, Old Blythewood

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The National Trust and volunteers invite you to bring a picnic and listen to live music in the relaxing springtime gardens at Old Blythewood. The Jordan Boase Quartet will be performing smooth jazz all afternoon. Between sets you can explore an acre of springtime gardens or take a tour of the
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Nominations for the 2021 Margaret Feilman Medal are now open

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Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, the Margaret Feilman Medal recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia. The medal’s namesake, Margaret Anne Feilman OBE, was Perth’s first qualified town planner and Australia’s first
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Dreams with Composer Yitzhak Yedid, 5 September

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Dr Yedid is our 2021 Prelude Composer-in-Residence. An award-winning composer, pianist and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he is mid-way through his year-long residency in Dalkeith’s historic Gallop House. The National Trust is delighted to invite you to an informal afternoon concert where Dr
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Calling all gardening enthusiasts

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We are currently looking for people to help keep the gardens at our heritage places in tip top shape. Come along to an information session to hear from current volunteers about what they do and why they love it. You will learn about our places, find out more about the
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