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Bathurst claims a spot in the Aussie Town of the Year awards

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Home to our very own Miss Traill's House, Bathurst is one of NSW's most beloved regional destinations. Now, the town has been ranked fifth in the Aussie Town of the Year awards, and we couldn't agree more!
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Protecting the habitats of powerful owls

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Our five-year conservation project in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is preserving essential habitat for the endangered powerful owl.
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Alison Page joins the National Trust (NSW) Board

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The National Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Page to its Board.
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Glencoe Woolshed | Unknown Photograph

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As a boy, John Gay would travel with his family from Adelaide to stay with his grandparents, Isaac and Caroline Poulton, who lived in the small Limestone Coast town of Glencoe. He remembers wonderful times running around Glencoe, visiting some of the properties and old buildings in the district. One
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Community Partnership Grant | Wilabalangaloo

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We have been fortunate to receive a $2,000.00 Flinders University Rural and Remote Health SA Community Grant for Wilabalangaloo.   The funds were reimbursed for the works our volunteers completed two shaded/covered shelters at two site on our Wilabalangaloo Reserve in areas where visitors can take in the full beauty
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Auburn Courthouse Restoration

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The Auburn National Trust is very excited to receive a $20k State Heritage Grant for further works to the roof of the Auburn Courthouse. This is to follow up on works completed in October 2023 where we had the original Welsh slate roof restored using money from a Community Assets
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First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region

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The RMMAC (on behalf of the FPRMMR Native Title holders) have produced a River Murray and Mallee Country Plan (RMMAC, 2020), which includes a framework for engagement with FPRMMR on water resource management, their visions and values, and information on culturally important river species. To capture the FPRMMR interests and
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Z Ward | Successful Working Bee

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It was wonderful to see so many volunteers our first working bee at Z Ward, Glenside on Wednesday the 18th October 2023. A successful day, pulling up weeds, removing dead branches in the moat, cutting down trees and whipper snipping. Seven people attended, including three members of the general public
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2023 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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New funding supports local conservation initiatives

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A trove of historic objects will be conserved in Newcastle and Braidwood, thanks to new funding from the Community Heritage Grants program.
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Have your say: heritage survey

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The NSW Government is asking for your help to shape NSW's first Heritage Strategy. Have your say and fill out the public survey.
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Ardrossan | Heritage Museum Anniversary

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Rod Dutschke is a member of the original committee and he continues his commitment as curator to the present day.  His son Bruce spoke at the celebration about the early days of the museum. Prior to becoming a museum, the building was used as a powerhouse for the CH Smith
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Millicent | Heritage Day

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Committee members were happy with the numbers of people who visited the museum on the free open day with many coming from out of town visiting for the first time. The blacksmith shop is always a winner with many people taking in the sound and smell of the working smithy
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Gawler | Moculta Mausoleum

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Museums visited included Kapunda, Balaklava, Mallala, Tea Tree Gully, Swan Reach, Mannum, Clare and Saddleworth. Our latest visit as a result of an idea from one of our members was to the Shannon Mausoleum at Moculta. The Mausoleum was originally the intention of Abraham Shannon, who arrived in Australia from
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Burra | Successful Working Bee

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It was wonderful to see so many volunteers our our major working bee held on Sunday 15th October. A successful day, the work consisted of sweeping floors, washing alls and windows as well as removing some stored “might-come-in-handy-one-day” items. Twelve people attended, including three much younger, agile non-members [under 80].
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Grant Success

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As a not-for-profit, grant funding is vital to our ongoing conservation works and efforts. As our commitments with previous grants come to an end, it is exciting to know that future projects are in the works. The successful projects are across both built and natural heritage, ranging from general maintenance
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Wallaroo | Ceremony Marks Centenary of Mine Closure

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The replica plaque was unveiled at a ceremony held on the spot shepherd James Boor discovered copper on Monday, October 2023, exactly 100 years since the closure of the Wallaroo Mines. The plaque was unveiled by Copper Coast Council mayor Roslyn Talbot and local history volunteer Ken Rudd following a
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National Trust restores Everglades House

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The 12-month project to restore Everglades House is now complete. See the results of the spectacular restoration.
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Conserving Norman Lindsay’s art studio

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Norman Lindsay's art studio in the Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most historically significant creative spaces, but now this famous art studio is in need of urgent need of repairs.
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Port Elliot | New National Trust Marker Unveiled

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Coinciding with the first anniversary of the passing of long-term National Trust Port Elliot president, Lorraine Pomery, OAM, the marker shows the location of the former Cliff House, one of the early land-mark building in the town. Originally built as the Globe Hotel in 1854, it later became known as
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Nurragi Reserve | A Thriving Community

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This dedicated, active volunteer community care for the extremely important remnant of the original vegetation contained in the Reserve. This is significant in an area that has been cleared of around 98% of its native vegetation. The importance of this reserve to the communtiy was signified by the fifty one
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