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Reconciling Smoke

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The National Trust of Western Australia has marked its commitment to reconciliation with a smoking ceremony at the Old Observatory in Perth on 27 May.†
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Golden Pipeline Receives Protecting Our national Historic Sites Funding

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The National Trust of Western Australia has been successful in its application for ‘Protecting our National Historic Sites’ funding of $734, 290 over three years for conservation and interpretation of the nationally listed Goldfields Water Supply Scheme (GWSS). The project aims to continue conservation and interpretation of the GWSS along
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Stirling House Conservation and Adaptive Reuse Award

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The Conservation Heritage Awards celebrate the success of owners, architects and builders who have recently completed a restoration/renovation of a heritage building or an infill development in a heritage streetscape, and contribute to the social heritage of Fremantle and East Fremantle A National Trust of Australia (WA) property with conservation
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Wanslea – Cancer Wellness Centre Win at WA Heritage Awards

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L-R Presentation of the top award for conservation and adaptive reuse for Wanslea, Cancer Wellness Centre at the 2015 WA Heritage Awards including Jonathan Strauss, Susan McGregor, Mrs Judy Gauntlett, Bernard Seeber, Fiona Gauntlett and the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Heritage. Courtesy Office of State Heritage.   The successful
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The Royal George Hotel

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Following the transfer, an independent review by Rickcover found there was a range of high level risks to the place associated with: fire loads structurally unsound stairs, toilet block, hand rails etc locked exits and inadequate emergency exits poor electrical wiring absence of smoke alarms poor storage of flammables Consequently
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2015 CY O’Connor Lecture

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Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry explored a transition to a knowledge based economy at the National Trust of Western Australia’s 2015 C Y O’Connor Lecture last night. G Pickering   Professor Terry paralleled renowned engineer CY O’Connor’s innovative and risk taking infrastructure projects with leading research, science and new
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WA’s Heritage Wins With Students

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Year 4-6 Joint Photo Winner: Sunset Siblings by Monet Simmons of North Cottesloe Primary School   These are just some examples of places students chose to feature in a competition aimed at encouraging them to appreciate WA’S natural and built heritage. The National Trust of Western Australia’s annual Valuing Our
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Wanslea wins in cancer wellness and heritage values

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Wanslea, Cottesloe Read about our work.   Premier Colin Barnett and distinguished guests celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Wellness Centre at Wanslea, Cottesloe. Photo Sarah Murphy   “The National Trust has done an excellent job at taking a heritage building and giving it a new life,” Mr Barnett
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Sustainable heritage serves new School of Early Learning

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Stirling House, North Fremantle Read about our work National Trust of Australia (WA) Chair, the Hon John Cowdell said a successful public-private partnership between the National Trust and childcare operator Schools of Early Learning had delivered an outstanding compatible and sustainable use outcome at a State Registered Heritage Place. “A $2.35m
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Lunar Eclipse at the Old Observatory

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  All eyes were skyward at the Old Perth Observatory, home to the National Trust of Australia(WA) on Wednesday 8 October. The full moon eclipse provided a spectacle in the eastern sky for approximately an hour. The moon rose at 6.19 pm and about a hundred visitors enjoyed privileged views
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2014 Annual General Meeting

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The National Trust of Australia (WA) 55th Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Awards will be held at: 57 Murray Street Perth. on Wednesday 12 November 2014, commencing at 5.30pm to 7pm. It will be followed by a festive season function. Please RSVP to rsvp@ntwa.com.au
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Artillery Drill Hall Decision

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National Trust Chairman, John Cowdell said the decision was the only way to ensure the Artillery Drill Hall would continue as a live performance and cultural venue available to local community groups which currently utilise the Hall. “The ongoing heritage, social and community values of the Artillery Drill Hall including
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Artillery Drill Hall Future

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CEO Tom Perrigo said a call for expressions of interest for the heritage property reinforced the Trust’s responsibility for good governance. “It demonstrates both the transparency and accountability of the Trust processes for leasing significant heritage places,” Mr Perrigo said. The Trust has been mindful of honouring the advance bookings
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The Hon. Stephen Smith: The State of Nation Building – the Future for Infrastructure

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Hon Stephen Smith delivers the National Trust of Australia (WA)’s 2014 CY O’Connor Lecture, The State of Nation Building – the Future for Infrastructure. R Bishop Former Federal minister Stephen Smith has urged governments and political parties not to fear controversy when planning Australia’s future infrastructure needs. Speaking at the
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Old Farm Strawberry Hill Slate Replacement Timelapse Video

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Jellyfish Chronicles: Emotional connections to the Swan and Canning Rivers Jellyfish can elicit strong emotions. While at times fear and loathing, more often these ancient creatures inspire fascination, protection and even the composition of original music. Jellyfish have the potential to transcend the physical and provide a metaphor for life,
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Curtin Family Lecture 2013

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Modern Labor: What would John Curtin think? The Labor Party John Curtin led through some of the most difficult days of Australia’s history is vastly different to the modern machine caught up in the fast paced media cycle and quick sound bite. Michelle Grattan AO, one of Australia’s most respected
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WA Heritage values captured in Photo and Story Competition

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The National Trust received 260 entries from regional and metropolitan schools in this year’s annual competition. Students from eighteen schools as far north as Karratha and Geraldton, east to Kalgoorlie and south to Albany took part in the competition which is in it ninth year. National Trust Education Manager, Joy
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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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