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Revealed: winners of the 2023 National Trust Heritage Awards

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The best and brightest in Australian heritage conservation have been celebrated at this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards, held at Doltone House in Sydney.
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National Trust supports the ICOMOS 2023 General Assembly

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The National Trust (NSW) is a proud supporting partner of the upcoming International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) General Assembly, an international conference of world heritage experts coming to Sydney from 31 August to 9 September 2023.
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Plans from the Past

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Over the last four years, The National Trust of South Australia, working alongside the State Records of South Australia and other government agencies, has unearthed the original plans of many of the Trust’s buildings, from stables to police stations, post offices and houses.   We’re now able to make this
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Heritage Agreement Grants Program Launch at Watiparinga

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On the 30th March 2023 we saw the launch of the South Australian Native Vegetation Council’s Heritage Agreement Grants program at the National Trust of South Australia’s Watiparinga Reserve. The grants program will provide grants of up to $100,000 to properties under a Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement, which is a
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Miss Porter’s House collection listed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

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National Trust (NSW) house museum, Miss Porter’s House in Newcastle, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register in recognition of its rich trove of documentary heritage spanning 1910 to 1997.
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Shortlist announced for the 2023 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice, awarding excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural or cultural heritage. ‘’The diversity, scale and geographical representation was simply astounding this year and prompted rich and robust discussions between the judges’’ said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National
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New project to conserve Saumarez Homestead’s vast collection

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An exciting new digitisation project has begun to conserve Saumarez Homestead's collection of historic objects.
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Things to do in autumn

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Cooler days are finally here, which means pulling on the boots and getting out to enjoy the crisp autumn air. We have lots to see and do at our NSW properties this time of year, including nature trails, wildlife spotting, and bursts of spectacular foliage.
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Cornish Cultural Exchange

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Levant Mine in Cornwall is one of the key Cornish mining sites in the world heritage listing. It houses a rare beam engine which was brought back to working order by National Trust volunteers.   The National Trust of South Australia and West Cornwall have commenced a new partnership and
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New exhibition explores the history of Parramatta River

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The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo is an exciting new exhibition at Old Government House exploring stories relating to the Parramatta River, from the significance of the area to the Dharug people to its role in feeding a starving colony and a campaign aiming to make its waters swimmable again.
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Celebrating the Lindsay legacy

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It’s been 50 years since the National Trust (NSW) began caring for the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Helen Glad, art historian and grand-daughter to Norman Lindsay, reflects on its acquisition and the crucial role members have played in funding essential work to conserve his legacy.
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Grant paves the way for Woodford Academy restoration

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Woodford Academy, the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains, has undergone important conservation and repairs, thanks to a NSW Government grant for State Heritage Registered properties.
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John Gorton Building Carpark

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The Federal Government is seeking comment on the construction of a five-storey car park to support the National Security Office Precinct in Parkes. The project, to be built next to the John Gorton Building, will provide 1153 car spaces and include a childcare centre with capacity for 170 children on
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Year in review: 2021-22

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2021-22 marked an extraordinary year of conservation, celebration and community at the National Trust of Australia (NSW). We hope you enjoy our Year in Review 2021-22.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2022 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 26 November 2022 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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Board of Directors for 2023

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On 26 November 2022 the National Trust's Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the S.H. Ervin Gallery and the 2023 Board of Directors were elected by National Trust (NSW) members.
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New bushland projects creating a greener Sydney

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We’re part of the global fight to tackle biodiversity loss and make our cities cleaner and greener. This year the bushland management team has been out working across Sydney, restoring native bushland in suburbs, golf courses and wetlands. Here are four of their most ambitious projects.
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Students piece together the mystery of a 280-year-old yellow dress

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Fragments of yellow silk discovered in a bag have been reconstructed into a historically accurate 18th century dress, thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the National Trust (NSW). The Yellow Dress will be on show for the first time this month.
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Coming events

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AGM – Thursday 17 November Ginninderry Stories – Saturday 19 November   Well Built: Simmie & Co Master Builders in Canberra 1926 – 1969 – exhibition and talk – Thursday 24 November More than roses, roses, roses Heritage Walk – Sunday 27 November Christmas Party at Namadgi Visitors Centre –
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Annual General Meeting 2022

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When: Sunday, 30 October 2022 – 3pm Where: Franklin House 413 Hobart Road, Youngtown, 7249 Cost: Free Bookings: For the purposes of catering please RSVP by Tuesday 25 October 2022 https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/526464/national-trust-of-australia-tasmania-agm-2022 or call (03) 6344 6233 email: admin@nationaltrusttas.org.au AGM Documents: 2022 Agenda: 2022 AGM Agenda 30 OCTOBER 2022 2022 Chairman’s
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October news highlights

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Reviving a country treasure, things to do in spring, plus protecting Central Station from overdevelopment. Here are some highlights from our October 2022 newsletter.
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