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Mountain Ash named inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year

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The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), known as the ‘Kalatha Giant’, is thought to be at least 400 years old, 65 metres tall and the 7th largest tree in Victoria (by volume). The tree bears a very old scar at its heavily buttressed base (possibly from 1851) and is hollow all
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INTO (International National Trusts Organisation)

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Enjoy reading INTO’s first newsletter with enticing “Working Holidays” to enjoy and learn about the history of the National Trust movement and its social origins: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/INTO-NEWSLETTER-August-2016.pdf Calmont d’Olt Castle during a working holiday Excavation on the left, stone cutting on the right
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Worst hit to heritage in our history, says Trust

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Deborah FitzGerald THE National Trust has slammed the WestConnex project as the worst in Australian history as it lays waste to the nation’s most important heritage suburb. The trust has called for the project to be stopped because of the way the demolition of heritage houses in Haberfield has proceeded.
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Vote for the Victorian Tree of the Year

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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been classifying significant trees since 1982. The inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year contest raises awareness for the conservation of Victoria’s natural heritage and the benefits that significant trees provide. The Victorian Tree of the Year winner will be a tree that has captured
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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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NTAV Appoints CEO

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National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Chairman, Ms Kristin Stegley, today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Ambrose to the top job of Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian heritage agency. “The Board of the National Trust is delighted to announce that in its 60th anniversary year Simon Ambrose has been
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Gardening Australia – Beaumont House

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Gardening Australia spend a  day filming the wonderful gardens at Beaumont House, please click here to download their video.
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Messages from National Trust Education Conference

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Message from the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment I am pleased to be able to provide this message to you today for the National Trusts Education Heritage Conference at the National Museum in Canberra. Firstly, I apologise for not being there in person to deliver my message,
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Future of Fort Largs

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A partnership between the State Government, the National Trust and developer AV Jennings has been announced to secure the future of the historic Fort Largs while allowing for a new residential development in Adelaide’s western suburbs. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan announced the partnership at the fort on 17 June. The Trust has
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NSW Government Biodiversity Legislation

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The Trust will be lobbying against proposed legislation which, in the Trust’s view, would dramatically increase land clearing in NSW with major adverse impacts on biodiversity conservation and efforts to deal with climate change. This is an unusual step for the Trust, but, in the past we have joined with
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Registrations now open for the People’s Ground Conference

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Join us at The People’s Ground for Australia’s biggest ever gathering of heritage professionals and community advocates. The extraordinary Melbourne Cricket Ground—popularly “The People’s Ground”—is the inspiration for this conference. This acknowledges that heritage is for and about people and community. Whilst place is central to conceptions of heritage, is
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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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Martindale Hall – International Trusts Organisation

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Speaking about the National Trust of South Australia’s plan to secure the future of Martindale Hall launched today, INTO Chairman Fiona Reynolds said: “The National Trust of South Australia’s proposal for Martindale Hall exemplifies what is great about our global movement: a long-term, sustainable solution for a uniquely special place. Please
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Martindale Hall – The National Trust of South Australia has a bold plan

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The South Australian Government is exploring options for the future of historic Martindale Hall. The National Trust of South Australia has a bold plan. Martindale Hall Estate – National Trust’s Vision to create a world class Heritage-based tourism attraction We have  submitted a formal proposal  for Martindale Hall Conservation Park
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2016 Heritage Awards Winners

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The 22nd Annual National Trust Heritage Awards took place on Friday 6 May 2016 at the Heritage listed, Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont. Quentin Dempster was the Master of Ceremonies. This prestigious event which is highly regarded in the Industry with the Minister of Environment and Heritage, Hon. Mark Speakman the keynote speaker.
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Dundullimal Homestead to close over winter while Business Model is changed

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MEDIA RELEASE As a result of significant financial operating deficits relating to the property, a decision has been made to close the property over winter while an extensive review of the business is conducted and a new business model developed, stated Brian Scarsbrick CEO of the National Trust of Australia
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Vale – Rodney Davidson AO OBE

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On behalf of the members and staff, the Board of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) expresses its deep sorrow at the passing of Rodney Davidson AO, OBE. Rodney played a crucial part in building the National Trust movement in both Victoria and in Australia. His work as Chair (1965
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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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Reflections on sixty years of the National Trust in South Australia

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To celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, the National Trust of South Australia held a special dinner at Ayers House last November. The guest of honour was our Patron-in-Chief, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia. Guest speaker was distinguished historian and long-time champion of heritage, Emeritus
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