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Gallipoli Oaks Project featured on ABC News

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For more information, click here to visit www.gallipolioaks.org As part of its commitment to celebrate and preserve our environmental heritage, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has identified the Gallipoli Oak tree (Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos) as a symbolic link between the Centenary of ANZAC, the people of Turkey and
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News Response to Sunday Age article regarding Como – 18 May

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  To all members of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) from the Chairman Article in the Age May 18th 2014 Many of you will have read an article in the Age on Sunday 18 May entitled “Como House under threat of carve up.” I thought I should make a
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Romance is in the air at Rippon Lea’s Love, Desire and Riches

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Stimulate your fashion senses and wear your heart on your sleeve by getting an exclusive look into significant fashion pieces of wedding couture from the 18th to 21st century, at the National Trust Love, Desire & Riches exhibition at Rippon Lea House and Gardens from 1 July to 30 September
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Congratulations to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic winners

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Congratulations to the lucky winners of the fantastic prizes at February’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Mr S O’Neill Miss O Nutbean Mr R Campbell Mr B Slade Miss A McPheat Mr B Laure Mr A Teschendroff Mr M Brezing Mr N Korte Crystal Mr O’Keefe Mr C Weedon Miss R Bond
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Gallipoli Oaks Project benefits from generosity of the Danks Trust

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The National Trust is thrilled to have the generous support of the Danks Trust, who will provide $10,000 towards the Gallipoli Oaks Project. The project seeks to encourage primary schools in Victoria to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary (2014-2018) by reflecting on the inspiring story of the Gallipoli Oaks, which were
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Ebenezer Mission handed back to Traditional Owners

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The Ebenezer Mission was gazetted in 1861 as the “Lake Hindmarsh Aboriginal Reserve” and was later closed in 1904. From 1968 until 1991, the National Trust managed the whole site of 0.8Ha, assuming Committee of Management status for the Crown Land reserve and freehold ownership of the balance of the
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Nehill Brothers Living Heritage Reserve Comes Back Under Management of the Trust

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Nehill Brothers Living Heritage Reserve Comes Back Under Management of the Trust Media Release 12 December 2013 The National Trust has today announced that it will be investing in locally based management, restoration and facilities improvement at its Nehill Brothers Living Heritage Reserve at South Purrumbeete starting in the New
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National Trust of Australia (Vic) announced as Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is delighted to announce that we will be acting as the administrators of the newly formed Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund. Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund is a partnership between the City of Melbourne, the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (the Department), and the
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Honorary Membership for Professor Miles Lewis AM

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At that time Brian was also the founding Professor of architecture at Melbourne University. Miles’ mother Hilary, an architect, was working in the faculty and Miles and his sister, Claire, were studying architecture. From this strong and influential architectural background Miles proceeded to provide five decades of service to the
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More mystery, more Miss Fisher

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Due to the amazing success of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition, with almost 30,000 visitors in the first six weeks, the National Trust and Every Cloud Productions have extended the exhibition at Rippon Lea House and Gardens until Sunday 1 December so visitors can enjoy Miss Fisher’s mysterious
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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: television, costumes and an App

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The following article was written by Martin Green, Learning & Interpretations Manager, National Trust of Australia (Vic) and appeared in the September – October 2013 issue of Museum Australia’s INSITE magazine. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is an action-packed whodunit television series broadcast on ABC1, featuring Essie Davies as the extraordinary
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News Notice of Election, 2013

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Notice of Election In accordance with the Constitution of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), two Directorships will become vacant in November 2013. Retiring directors are eligible for re-election. Nominations are invited for Directorships and must be received by the Company Secretary by 5pm on 5th October 2013 at the
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New Community Heritage website

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Help us collect and share your stories! The new website www.communityheritage.net.au lets us upload images, information and video about things important to our own histories – people, places, events and groups. https://www.communityheritage.net.au/
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23 July 2013 Flinders Street Design Competition,

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February 2015 – Flinders Street Station to benefit from $100m upgrade The National Trust is delighted that action will finally be taken to repair the delapidated areas of Flinders Street Station. We have been advocating for years for some positive investment in to resucitate the run-down and unused areas of
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Cakes at a canter at Como Stables

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Blending an elegant fusion of past and present, ‘The STABLES at COMO’, affectionately nicknamed ‘the Stables’, is the new café set against the stunning Como House and Gardens in South Yarra, and will launch to the public on Thursday 25 July. ‘The Stables at Como’ will be run by renowned
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Major Amendments to CBD Heritage Overlay

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Minister Guy has announced the first major amendment for heritage in the CBD in three decades. We welcome permanent heritage controls for 87 buildings dating from the 1850s to the 1930s, however the decision to refer a number of post-war buildings for further study means that there are still no
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ANZAC roots grow through Gallipoli Oak trees

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To commemorate the ANZAC spirit and celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC, the National Trust Australia (Victoria) will plant 2000 juvenile Gallipoli Oak Trees in Victorian primary school grounds between 2015 and 2018 as part of the Gallipoli Oak Trees project. Giving ANZAC memories a new life, the Gallipoli Oak Trees
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Victoria’s iconic heritage needs your help

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Victoria’s iconic heritage needs your help Help preserve Victoria’s heritage through the National Trust Victoria’s Annual Fundraising Appeal, which ensures the state’s unique heritage buildings are maintained for future generations to enjoy. Over the past six years, the National Trust Victoria has delivered over 60 restoration projects across numerous historic
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Art and nature combine through giant long neck turtle

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Art and nature combine through giant long neck turtle Nature and playing go hand in hand, and now children can experience the mysteries of the sea on land through a giant long neck turtle sculpture recently installed by the Agency of Sculpture at Rippon Lea House and Gardens. The huge
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Cement your place in history as Rippon Lea raises the roof

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Leave your mark in history, literally, as you help preserve the iconic Rippon Lea House and Gardens through The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)’s Roof Restoration Appeal. This year, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is calling for donations to assist in undertaking urgent repairs to the roof of the Rippon
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Childrens imaginations bloom through Rippon Lea Gardens

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There’s nothing more magical than watching a child delight in play, exploring unknown territories and letting their imagination soar. This year the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is calling on Melburnians to assist in developing a dedicated children’s space within the Rippon Lea gardens that lets kids and families enjoy
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