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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition Launches at Rippon Lea Estate

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition Launches at Rippon Lea Estate To coincide with the airing of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 3 on ABC on Friday 8 May 2015, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, television’s most elegant lady detective, returns to Rippon Lea Estate at part of the National
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Lesley Barnes wins Heritage Council Award

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It is with great pleasure that I pass on the news that Lesley Barnes, one of our longest standing volunteers and the driving force behind Gulf Station and its volunteers in the Yarra Valley, was last night presented with the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual award for volunteers (the Ray
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Conflict and Compassion – Remembering our ANZAC heroes

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Conflict and Compassion – Remembering our ANZAC heroes To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, The National Trust Victoria (NTV) is offering Victorians a chance to explore Australia’s intriguing heritage, from the Frontier Wars to the centenary of World War I, at the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival: Conflict and Compassion. Download
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Venture into the opulent 1920s at the new Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition presented by the National Trust (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions

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The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, television’s most elegant lady detective, always fights crime in the most impeccable style and this year her signature panache returns to Rippon Lea Estate at the all new Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition running from 1 May to 30 September 2015. This new beautifully
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Hop Down to the National Trust for an egg-cellent Easter Fun Day

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will host its annual Easter Fun Day at three of Melbourne’s oldest manors, including the beautiful Rippon Lea House and Gardens, Barwon Park and Mulberry Hill, on Sunday 5 April 2015. Download the media release
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Wedding Masterpiece Exhibition Enters Last Week At Barwon Park

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With a record of over 4,000 visitors in the first six weeks, The National Trust of Victoria’s stunning Love, Desire & Riches wedding exhibition is entering its last week, providing one final look at the stunning dresses and wedding couture on display at Barwon Park. Download the media release
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News 25th Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic

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Calling all teddies great and small, it’s time to celebrate the 25th Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday 22 February 2015 at Rippon Lea House and Gardens, with the National Trust Victoria holding Australia’s biggest dress up party for kids and their furry friends to mark the anniversary. Download the
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Wunderkammer Exhibition

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Embark on a journey of discovery and surprise through artist Rod McCrae’s cutting edge Wunderkammer Exhibition, exploring human interaction with nature through the use of ethically sourced taxidermied animals, at the National Trust’s Tasma Terrace from Thursday 5 February to Thursday 30 April 2015. Download the media release
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Governor-General to plant first Gallipoli Oak at Melbourne Gardens

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This event marks the beginning of the planting phase of the Gallipoli Oaks Project, a key part of the Anzac Centenary commemorations by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The seedling to be planted by the Governor-General, a Quercus coccifera (also known as the Kermes Oak), has an incredible provenance
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Courtroom drama to raise awareness on sexting

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Courtroom drama to raise awareness on sexting Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Mr Clem Newton-Brown, and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will together launch a public education program to raise awareness among metropolitan schools on the issue of sexting, the act of transferring explicit material and self-taken images on Monday
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Financial Statements 2013-14

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) annual financial statements are now available online. You can download it here. The annual report will be available next week.
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Sustainable heritage serves new School of Early Learning

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Sustainable heritage serves new School of Early Learning – WA Stirling House, North Fremantle Read about our work The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia opened the newly refurbished State heritage listed Stirling House, as the new home of North Fremantle School of Early Learning at 101 Stirling
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National Trust properties bloom to life for Garden Festival

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The 58th Annual General Meeting will be held at 11.00am on Saturday 15 November 2014 at Mulberry Hill, 385 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, VIC, 3911 (followed by light refreshments). Please download the AGM Agenda, Minutes and a Proxy Form for those members who cannot attend in person but wish
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Mr. Darcy takes pride of place at Rippon Lea

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The giant statue of Colin Firth in his iconic role as Mr. Darcy in BBC television series Pride and Prejudice has settled into its new home at Rippon Lea House & Gardens as part of the National Trust of Victoria’s Love, Desire & Riches exhibition, currently on show until September
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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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