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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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National Trust Registers Concern on Great Western Highway Upgrade

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In its submission provided in December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) A National Trust submission to Transport for NSW on the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow noted 21 properties and two landscapes listed on the National Trust Register. We highlighted the likely impact on these places and the
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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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Alice Springs Heritage Festival 2020

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The National Trust McDouall Stuart Branch is now inviting expressions of interest from organisations, groups and individuals to participate in the Festival.  Participants can relate their events to the festival theme and this will contribute to making the 2020 festival a celebration of the diversity of cultures that reflects Central Australia as a special and unique community.
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National Trust Property Updates: Bushfires

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Since October, New South Wales has faced varying degrees of bushfire danger in various regions throughout the state. The National Trust (NSW) has properties located in the north, south, west, Blue Mountains and Greater Sydney area – many of which have been faced with emergency or urgent levels of threat
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Free advanced film previews for all our supporters

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The Professor and the Madman: Based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN is an extraordinary true tale of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the Oxford English
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A message to members

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is deeply saddened by the significant loss of life, hardship for many individuals and communities, and impact to our natural and cultural heritage during this time of crisis, and continues to monitor the bushfire activity in the State. We are fortunate that no National Trust properties
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Canberra Light Rail Stage 2 – National Trust (ACT) Comments

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The National Trust (ACT) does not support the Stage 2 of the Canberra Light Rail as the real impact on heritage values along the route have not been adequately detailed to enable a correct and informed decision to be made.  See our submission to the Australian Government about this.  Canberra
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The National Trust (NSW) opposes the destruction of Willow Grove and St George’s Terrace

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Only last week, the Parramatta Branch of the National Trust (NSW) had heard reports that such an announcement may be imminent and the organisation publicly communicated its concerns via its eNews and on social media. “We are so disappointed that this is the result and this decision has been made
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NTAV Adjusted Holiday Opening Hours 2019/2020

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MELBOURNE Tasma Terrace: (NTAV Head Office): Closed Thursday 19 December 2019 until Monday 6 January 2020 Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm (Closed Christmas Day) Polly Woodside: Open daily 10am – 4pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) Rippon Lea Estate: Open daily 10am – 5pm
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Heritage in Parramatta is a talking point as the year comes to a close

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Willow Grove is listed on the National Trust Register and widely recognised for its irreplaceable and important historical value to the story of Parramatta. The National Trust (NSW) has been a vocal advocate for heritage in Parramatta – particularly in the past month following the Extraordinary General Meeting held at
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National Trust (NSW) Announces its Board of Directors for 2020

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National Trust (NSW) has announced its Board of Directors for 2020.
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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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An extraordinary meeting to stand for the issues that mattered to an extraordinary President of the National Trust

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The meeting will be held only a day after the funeral service of National Trust (NSW) President, Brian Powyer, who died suddenly one week ago. Brian Powyer had been a member of the National Trust for 30 years and was passionately committed to protecting, sharing knowledge about and celebrating the
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2019/2020 Holiday Period Opening Hours for National Trust (NSW) Properties

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Cooma Cottage: Closed 22 December 2019 – 11 January 2020. Dundullimal Homestead: Closed 17 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January 2020. Everglades House and Garden: Closed 25 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Experiment Farm Cottage: Closed 16 December 2019 – 26 December 2019. Closed 1 January
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National Trust properties to close due to Bushfire Risks

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We are following recommendations from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and closing the following properties in high risk areas on 12 November 2019: Everglades House & Gardens in Leura Woodford Academy in Woodford Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge Given that many of our staff and volunteers at Old
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Norfolk Island Tour Report

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National Trust (ACT) Norfolk Island Tour: August 2019 Norfolk Island has to be one of my most favourite islands in the sun. It has a temperate climate and an extraordinary mix of dark and light, both metaphorically and literally. There is deep time geology, magnificent flora, evidence of a fascinating
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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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Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

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Invitation from the President to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Friday 16 November 2018
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The National Trust has announced a new vision for wildlife and nature sanctuary in Bargo, New South Wales

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The Australian Wildlife Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, has been appointed following a rigorous and open expression of interest process conducted by the National Trust (NSW), which was completed in July 2019. The sanctuary will be managed and operated by the Australian Wildlife Foundation following their successful submission of a strategy
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