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The National Trust celebrates Reconciliation Week 2021

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The National Trust works to raise knowledge, awareness, understanding and commitment to Western Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. Our places and collections tell the stories of our state’s shared history. The Trust’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee and Reconciliation Action Plan continues to guide our approach, and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal communities
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Register now for the National Trust Independent Forum on the Heritage Act Review – 9th June 2021

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National Trust Independent Forum on the government Review of the NSW Heritage Act
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National Trust celebrates Anzac Cottage transfer

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Anzac Cottage was built in one day, 12 February 1916, by the community of Mount Hawthorn as a home for returned soldier Private Porter and his family, and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing. The cottage was State Heritage listed in 2000
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A big thank you to our volunteers

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The National Trust has incredible volunteers that work tirelessly to open our heritage places to the public year-round. To mark National Volunteer Week, we want to say a special thank you! As a not-for-profit heritage organisation, the National Trust could not achieve as much as it does without its volunteers.
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The 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards Winners: Announced

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The National Trust (NSW) has held its 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards ceremony, presented by the ABC’s Simon Marnie and announced winners in 10 categories and three individual prizes that celebrate outstanding practice in the field of heritage.
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Pop Up cafe for Peninsula Farm opening in late May

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Peninsula Farm Café will offer a gourmet delicatessen, plus fine coffee, hot drinks and fresh juices. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the new operators to the Peninsula Farm Café as, I’m sure, are regular users of the cycle and walk trails, visitors to Peninsula Farm, and people looking for a
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CY O’Connor Lecture – 27 May 2021

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Join us on Thursday 27 May at the Perth Town Hall to hear the Hon Ben Wyatt deliver this year’s CY O’Connor Lecture, ‘Rebuilding community resilience and cultural connections’. See more about the CY O’Connor Lecture Series The day also marks the 54th anniversary of the 1967 Australian referendum to
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Call for audit of Canberra’s mid-century modern homes

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National Trust Calls For Audit Of Canberra’s Mid Century Modern Homes 9 5 2021 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7243083/call-to-audit-canberras-mid-century-modern-houses-before-its-too-late/?cs=14225  
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Top places to take mum this Mother’s Day in New South Wales

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Our heritage places have something for everyone – whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family. From picture-perfect views, to modern art, to spine-tingling tales of a time gone by, we have plenty to discover.
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Australian War Memorial redevelopment

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) has written to the National Capital Authority opposing the proposed works approval to commence the Australian War Memorial redevelopment. Read the letter here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/30-Apr-2021-NCA-re-AWM.pdf  
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. Deadline for entries – 21 June 5pm. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click here.
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Reopening dates for National Trust places

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Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties reopening to the public from Saturday 1 May. Below are the opening dates relevant to each property: West Perth Office – Old Observatory, West Perth – Tuesday 27 April East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth – Sunday
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Office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

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Properties that will be closed: Office – Old Observatory, West Perth East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth No 1 Pump Station, Mundaring Old Blythewood, Pinjarra (currently closed for conservation works) Peninsula Farm, Maylands Samson House, Fremantle Woodbridge, near Guildford Unfortunately this means that our Anzac Day events at Woodbridge and Peninsula
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Anzac Day events cancelled

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Remembering and paying respect to our Anzacs is, for many Australians, an important event in our calendars that was sadly put on hold during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, the evolving COVID situation in the Perth and Peel regions means that we have had to cancel
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The 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist has been announced

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“We received such fantastic entries this year and it was such a challenge to determine the shortlisted projects this year,” said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National Trust Heritage Awards jury. “There are a diverse range of projects and initiatives recognised this year, and they represent the full spectrum of
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The Hon. Don Harwin launches the Australian Heritage Festival in NSW on World Heritage Day

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Minister for Heritage today launches the 2021 Australian Heritage Festival in New South Wales on World Heritage Day.
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Reconnect with your heritage and community

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The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country. Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for
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Use your Dine & Discover voucher to experience heritage

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From contemporary art to colonial furniture, manicured modern gardens to sandstone stables – we have something for everyone at our extraordinary properties across New South Wales. Many of which are now participating in the NSW Government Dine & Discover initiative. The exciting initiative has been launched to encourage the community
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Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

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Located in East Perth Cemeteries, the headstone commemorates James Dyson and his two wives, Fanny Hoffington and Jane Edwards. It was commissioned by Andrew “Drewey” Dyson after the death of his mother Jane in 1899. Unfortunately, after 120 years exposed to the elements, the marble headstone had broken in half
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Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust is excited to be hosting an archaeology field school on the grounds of Peninsula Farm. Staff and students from the University of Western Australia will be on site from 4 to 10 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Like many historic sites, Peninsula Farm has changed
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Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

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The annual event run by Eucalypt Australia aims to raise awareness of eucalypts and to celebrate the important place they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. The National Trust keeps a Register of Significant Trees in Western Australia, a number of which are Eucalypts. The latest to be
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