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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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Port Pirie | Silver to Seaway

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Currently in full swing, the conservation and revitalisation work on the Railway Station are showcasing dedicated efforts to restore its former glory. Fretted and damp stonework is being carefully replaced and conserved, while essential repairs are underway on the iconic metalwork roofing and metalwork-clad veranda. These structures, particularly their facades,
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Willow Grove rebuild in Parramatta will not go ahead; new focus on saving existing heritage

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The National Trust (NSW) has welcomed the NSW government’s recent decision not to rebuild historic 19th-century Willow Grove house in Parramatta. The decision sheds light on why we must save existing heritage icons – not rebuild them.
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Statement on the Voice to Parliament

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On 14 October 2023 Australians will be asked to vote Yes or No in the Voice referendum. The National Trust (NSW) acknowledges the importance of this national referendum and the democratic process to consider recognising the First Nations peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
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Statement on the Voice to Parliament

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A Voice to Parliament would provide representation and recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. The Voice was proposed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart (2017), to enable Indigenous communities to help inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.  The Australian Electoral Commission
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Restoring native bushland in Western Sydney

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We're working with Bankstown Council to protect a large area of native bushland in Sydney’s West. Known as biobanking, the project is increasing biodiversity and nurturing a bushland paradise in the heart of the suburbs.
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Moonta | Bringing History to Life

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Over the past two school terms, students from five primary schools have been using new technologies to bring the stories of the past to life. The Moonta Mines: The Magic and Mystery of Life on the Mines project has been partly funded through the Moonta Mines Heritage Project Grant and
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Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

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On 31 July 2023 the Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts museum and cinema/theatre closed. The closure decision was made by the Tenterfield Shire Council as a result of the difficult economic environment and the Council’s financial position. The Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts library and café
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Clare | Disaster Resilience for Community Museums

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The History Trust of South Australia had obtained a substantial grant through the South Australia Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFCOM) to trial disaster resilience planning with four community museums, and the Clare Branch of the National Trust was offered the opportunity to hold one of these planning workshops. The
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Auburn | Celebrating 50 Years

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Two years later, in November 1975, the Auburn Courthouse was officially “opened” by the Auburn National Trust after the Lands Titles office advised the building and land had been donated to the National Trust by the State Government. For the occasion, the Chair, Mr William Long, and Mr George Lambert
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Z Ward | A New Era

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After a lengthy and meticulous process, it is with great excitement that we proudly announce the title and keys of Z Ward have officially been handed to the National Trust. Currently, this historic establishment in Glenside hosts the immensely popular ‘Behind the Walls’ and ‘Adelaide Haunted Horizons’ tours. They have
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Collingrove | A Breath of Fresh Air

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The volunteer gardeners removed copious quantities of weeds, revealing extensive beds of bulbs (irises and daffodils) which will be a stunning massed display of colour in spring – well worth a visit!! Trimming back dead wood cleared the view across the garden beds to the paddocks beyond, and a planned
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New Exhibition ‘Shantaram: From Punishment to Peace’ opens at Pentridge Prison Tours

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The National Trust, Victoria, Gregory David Roberts, and Pentridge Prison Tours is proud to present, "Shantaram: From Punishment to Peace."   
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