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Sound from the Ground hits high note

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Innovative National Trust of Western Australia Heritage Festival program Sound from the Ground has been applauded at the prestigious Museums and Galleries National Awards, winning the Interpretation, Learning & Engagement category for 2017 last night in Brisbane. National Trust of Western Australia CEO Julian Donaldson said the project inspired the
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National Trust gives voice to Western Australia’s Heritage

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National Trust of Western Australia President Max Kay Cit WA said this year’s Festival theme, Having a Voice, acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum enabling Aboriginal people to be subject to commonwealth laws and counted in the national census.   “Community groups across the state have also embraced the theme to
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Connecting WA Heritage and History

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With the theme of “CONNECTIONS” the conference sessions will provide delegates the opportunity to explore the threads that connect places with their past and discuss how history helps our understanding of heritage. The format will bring together a broad range of presentations, creating partnerships and links within and across groups
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Funding for Jarrahdale Mill Manager’s House upgrade

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The Hon Tony Simpson MLA, Member for Darling Range, presented a cheque on behalf of the Peel Development Commission to National Trust of Western Australia CEO Mr Julian Donaldson on 31 January 2017.   Mr Donaldson said community use of the Mill Manager’s house was a vital consideration in the
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Realising a Perth resistance fighter

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The National Trust will connect the Perth community to Fanny Balbuk Yooreel with $40k Lotterywest funding and valued partners including Noongar Elders, City of Perth, Professor Sue Broomhall, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, WA Inspired Quilters, and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. The project includes a
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National Trust announces Inaugural 2017 Prelude Composer in Residence at Gallop House

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Dr Francis said he was honoured by the gift of the residency which provides the creative sanctuary of National Trust property Gallop House in Dalkeith over twelve months.   “There were not many opportunities in the world like this and it’s a thrill to have the craft of composition respected
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Lotterywest funding backs a new future for Ellensbrook

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A National Trust team will lead the conservation of Ellensbrook, liaising closely with the Aboriginal and broader communities as well as business in the Margaret River region to ensure visitors can enjoy this very special place in sustainable ways.   Environment Minister Albert Jacob said restoring the 1857 homestead and
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NTWA Calls for Ellensbrook Proposals

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The National Trust has received a grant from Lotterywest to undertake conservation and interpretation works combined with education and community engagement activities at Ellensbrook, a project that will be carried out during 2016/17. The ultimate aspiration is to provide an international quality heritage offering to the community and tourists who
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Heritage Minister salutes Art Deco Champions at National Trust Book launch

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shop picture palaces   Minister Jacob thanked and acknowledged Ms Geneve for her efforts  to conserve and protect WA’s unique Art Deco history at a time preceding government heritage protection.   “You were one hundred percent correct and I thank you as one of the members of the future generation,”
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A Celebration of Art Deco Picture Palaces

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Shop picture palaces   National Trust of Western Australia President Max Kay CitWA said Greater Perth has more Art Deco cinemas still standing than any other capital city in Australia and this book provides an important social history of the changing role of cinema in the lives of West Australians
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Inaugural Gallop House Composer in Residence

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Inaugural Feilman Foundation Composer in Residence announced at Gallop House “I’m stoked that the National Trust in WA, along with its partners in the project, has had the capacity and foresight to contribute in this way to nurturing Australian culture,” Mr Batt-Rawden said. “A few champions of Australian Culture have
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National Education Heritage Conference 2016

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Join the National Trust for a National conference focusing on heritage education.
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EOI – Project Manager / Project Management Consulting Group – Heritage Knowledge Repatriation Project

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The National Trust of Australia (WA) is seeking expressions of interest from project managers or project management consulting groups to deliver the first phase of this exciting culture and technology development initiative, working alongside leading resource industry partners and native title groups from the Pilbara. CLOSING TIME AND DATE: 5:30pm
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Governor calls for Courage and Kindness

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WA Governor the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO highlighted a need for courage and support for people confronting mental health issues when she presented the National Trust of Australia (WA)’s CY O’Connor Lecture last night, 16 March 2016 at the Constitutional Centre. Her Excellency the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of
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Winning partnership delivers Curtin University St Georges Terrace

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National Trust of Australia (WA) President Max Kay AM CitWA said compatible reuse and best conservation practice were at the heart of the National Trust’s $2.3 million refurbishment of the school which was built in 1854 and is the earliest purpose built Government school in Perth.   “Old Perth Boys’
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Sound from the Ground Artist’s insight #1

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Be part of a powerful and unforgettable musical experience at East Perth Cemeteries, Sound from the Ground on Fri 29 April and Saturday 30 April. The two performances are scheduled at East Perth Cemeteries as a stand out National Trust Heritage Festival event including the world premiere of a new
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National Trust Appoints New CEO

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Mr Donaldson has had a long association with the highly successful Perth International Arts Festival as General Manager and has been instrumental over a decade in delivering to Perth audiences, a captivating line-up of leading international performances. “His entrepreneurial and leadership skills are well demonstrated in this capacity and I
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Creating Sound from the Ground

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East Perth Cemeteries Artist in Residence Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald is exploring the lives of former Swan River Colony Residents through extensive musical repertoire and new composition in a bold new National Trust of Australia (WA) program. A Classical guitarist, Dr Fitzgerald is researching those buried at the cemeteries using the
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2015 Annual General Meeting

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5.30pm, 11 November 2015. The National Trust of Australia (WA) 56th Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Awards will be held at: WANSLEA 80 Railway Street COTTESLOE WA 6011 On Wednesday 11 November 2015 commencing at 5.30pm to 7pm Please RSVP to rsvp@ntwa.com.au
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Submission – WA Heritage Bill 2015

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As a statutory agency with regulatory powers, It Is essential the Heritage Council responds positively to community, private and government expectations as well as maintaining best practice in the protection of heritage places. In addition, heritage legislation and Its implementation must also support the role of stakeholders including local government
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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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