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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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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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Have Your Say

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Heritage Matters in your City Use this link to HAVE YOUR SAY to things that matter to you: Draft Development Control Plan 16/01- Blocks 4 and 5 Section 38 Campbell (site of current CSIRO) Stage 1 – Light Rail Network: Federal Highway/Northbourne Avenue & Block 13 Section 63 City Block 9
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New 8-storey tower proposed at former Pentridge Prison

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While it has been positive to see recent announcements about new initiatives at Pentridge’s Coburg Quarter that will activate the site, such as a new microbrewery and retail strip, a new masterplan being developed for the site is yet to be made available to the public. Submissions on the current proposal
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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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Rippon Lea Estate Visitor Access Improvement

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Statement from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) announcing the Rippon Lea Estate visitor access improvement capital project. Rippon Lea Estate is set to undergo a $2.3 million upgrade to provide increased community access and improved visitor amenities. Over the next 18 months further parts of this national heritage listed
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ACT Heritage Strategy

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Have your say on the development of the ACT Heritage Strategy The ACT Government is seeking your input to the development of a five year ACT Heritage Strategy (the Strategy). The Strategy is intended to set a clear direction and framework for the recognition, protection, conservation and promotion of our
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Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal nominations now open

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The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal was conceived by Bathurst Regional Council during the Bathurst’s bicentenary year in 2015 and continues to be administered and coordinated by the Council. As Australia’s oldest inland European settlement on the mainland, Bathurst is home to a range of built and environmental heritage sites and social and
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Letter from the CEO

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I am honoured to have been appointed Acting CEO of the Trust in Victoria whilst the Board recruits a permanent CEO to replace Martin Purslow. That recruitment process has been started by the Board.   Martin achieved an incredible amount in his ten years heading the Trust, revitalising the organisation, breathing
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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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National Trust Heritage Festival 2016 – Call for Registrations

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Register your heritage event in this annual celebration and promotion of Queensland’s unique natural and cultural heritage. READ MORE
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