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The National Trust of Australia (WA) 2013 AGM

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  The National Trust of Australia (WA) 54th Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Awards will be held at: The Main Hall, Constitutional Centre of WA, cnr Havelock Street and Parliament Place, West Perth On Wednesday 13 November 2013 commencing at 5.30pm to 7pm A festive season function will be held
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Margaret Feilman 22 June 1921 – 24 September 2013

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The daughter of Herbert Bernard and Ethel Anne Feilman, older sister of Patricia, and younger sister of her brother John (died on 29 September 1922 aged two). Margaret Anne Feilman was born on 22 June 1921 and grew up in the state’s south-west. Her love of the environment stemmed from
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Politics and play at the Curtin Family Home

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  Michelle Grattan AO will present this year’s Curtin Family Home Lecture entitled Modern Labor: What would John Curtin think? at the Grove Library, Peppermint Grove at 6pm on 25 November to celebrate the work and life of war time Prime Minister John Curtin, his wife Elsie, and their family.
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WA Heritage Festival Launch

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Heritage Minister the Hon Albert Jacob MLA opened the 2013 WA Heritage Festival at the National Trust of Australia (WA) Headquarters on 18 April 2013. Mr Jacob said this year’s festival had inspired an imaginative range of edgy, thought provoking, and unexpected heritage experiences connected to this year’s theme, There’s
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Newly formed Noongar Advisory Panel

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Traditional Owners Ezra Jacobs-Smith and Elder Fred Pickett were among nine Noongar representatives at the inaugural Noongar Advisory Panel (NAP)meeting to inform the interpretation of the cultural values of the Swan and Canning Riverpark. The National Trust of Australia is undertaking the project for the Swan River Trust over the
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Stirling’s war on ‘demolition by neglect’ of heritage properties

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Stirling’s war on ‘demolition by neglect’ of heritage properties Perth Now – WA’s biggest council is proposing tough new laws that would allow its officers to enter neglected heritage properties, order repairs and force the owners to pay. The City of Stirling believes it will stop the practice of “demolition
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10th Anniversary of the Golden Pipeline

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Happy 10th birthday Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail The 24 January 2013 was the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, held on a very hot day in Kalgoorlie, and the 110th anniversary of Sir John and Lady Margaret Forrest’s opening of the original scheme. The award
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New Funding approved for Swan Canning Riverpark Plan

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New Funding approved for Swan Canning Riverpark Plan The National Trust of Australia (WA) will prepare an Interpretation Plan to guide the future of Perth’s internationally recognised Swan and Canning Riverpark following the funding approval of a Lotterywest grant by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett. National Trust of Australia
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Stone Fish Trap Rediscovered

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In a remote corner of the world, east of Esperance, a stone fish trap has been re-discovered by Esperance Traditional Owners and an integrated research team operating within the Gabbie Kylie Foundation (National Trust of Australia, W.A.). The find is the first fish trap so far recorded in the Esperance
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WA’s Heritage Wins with Students

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2012 winners of the National Trust of Australia (WA)’s Valuing Our Heritage Competition. M Vince   Winners of the National Trust’s annual Heritage Competition for school students were announced at a ceremony at the National Trust of Australia (WA) headquarters on 14 November 2012. Mettams Pool in Trigg, the ghost
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took time to visit Curtin Family Home

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took time to visit Curtin Family Home as part of her Western Australian tour US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Curtin Family Home on Wednesday 14 November as part of her Western Australian tour. Unprecedented security surrounded the arrival of the high profile
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Annual General Meeting

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The Annual General Meeting of the National Trust of Australia (WA) was held on the 7th of November, at the Constitutional Center, West Perth. The meeting was well attended with over 50 participants. Max Kay, the Trust’s President, Tom Perrigo, CEO and John Palermo, Treasurer made presentation reflecting on the
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Rivers of Emotion Website and Book Launched

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An emotional history of Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier / the Swan and Canning Rivers The Rivers tell us about ourselves, our communities and our values. The Rivers of Emotion project explores the deep emotional significance for historic and contemporary peoples who have drawn upon the Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro
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Wedge and Grey Shack Settlements Cultural Heritage Assessment

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Report prepared in collaboration with Context Pty Ltd for the National Trust of Australia (WA). Wedge and Grey Shack Settlements Cultural Heritage Assessment
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Central Greenough Artist in Residence Program

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The Central Greenough Artist in Residence Program, presented by the City of Greater Geraldton and National Trust, provides successful applicants the opportunity to work and live in the Central Greenough historical settlement for a period of one day to four weeks. Artists of all disciplines (including dance, inter-arts, media arts,
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Public Sector Commission Review of the National Trust of Australia (WA)

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The Trust thanks the Public Sector Commission for its comprehensive review of the current governance, transparency, accountability and reporting arrangements of the Trust and of the roles and responsibilities of and between the National Trust of Australia (WA) and the Minister responsible for the Administration of the National Trust of
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John Curtin: Celebrating a public life

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From multi-award winning WA playwright Ingle Knight (Taking Liberty), comes the previously untold story of the toughest battle in the life of one of Australia’s greatest Prime Ministers. Witness backroom wheeling and dealing in this engrossing political thriller as John Curtin fights Labor Party hacks and personal demons to reclaim
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2012 CY O’Connor Lecture

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From footbridges to freeways engineering provides a pivotal framework that creates and links communities in sustainable ways according to Dr Ken Michael AC, former Governor of Western Australia. Dr Michael delivered the National Trust’s 2012 CY O’Connor Lecture Connecting and Building Sustainable Communities on Wednesday 14 March at Government House
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CY O’Connor: Loved and Abondoned

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Guest speakers Mike Lefroy (great grandson of C Y O’Connor) and Professor Martyn Webb (author Death of a Hero: the Strange Suicide of Charles Yelverton O’Connor) explore different understandings of this iconic engineer. Mike explores how different generations of the family have dealt with the tragic saga of his death
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