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Environment Panel Advisory Paper for the Greater Sydney Commission

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These organisations appreciate the opportunity to be involved in helping articulate the community’s voice on the importance of the environment in metro and district planning and utilised science and planning research and practice to inform its considerations. Panel members believe that the natural, heritage and local character environments of Sydney
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Australian Heritage Festival 2017

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Register your event now and be a part of the biggest annual community-driven heritage festival.
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National Trust (NSW) welcomes new Director

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Mrs Lawson is a Heritage and Curatorial Consultant whose links to the National Trust go back to the 1980s, when she was a member of the ACT Women’s Committee. Her goal is to foster a closer relationship between the Trust and Government with the aim of protecting our cultural heritage
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For Lease at Myilly Point Heritage Precinct!

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Magistrates House & Mines House National Trust NT is seeking expressions of interest from organisations and businesses that might be interested in a commercial lease of either of these two iconic, heritage listed properties.  
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National Trust welcomes lead role in Sunset Heritage Precinct future

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Mr Murray said he was delighted with the decision, which would strengthen Sunset Heritage Precinct’s continuing transformation into a significant community space which provided creative arts and cultural facilities.   Built in 1904, the place was originally Claremont Old Men’s Home and housed aged agricultural and pastoral workers as well
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National Trust of SA 2016 Volunteer Awards

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  2016 Volunteer Awards Mocatta Award Anthony Presgrave Anthony has been a member of the National Trust for 44 years and has played a leading role in a number of projects during that time, including ‘Australia’s first mobile home’, the ‘barrage house purchase and siting’, historic beam engine restoration, archive
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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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Annual Report 2015-16

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The Annual Report for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is now available. Download the Annual Report 2015-16.  
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National Trust Calls for Greater Penalties for Illegal Demolition

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Following the demolition of the Carlton Inn last week, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has joined other groups including the Resurrect the Corkman Working Group established by students of Melbourne Law School, the CFMEU, and Carlton Residents Association, to call for the State Government to urgently review penalties for
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National Trust (NSW) Board Elections

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Have you voted in the Board Elections yet? Voting papers were posted with National Trust Magazine last week. The ballot closes on Friday 18th November 2016 at 5.00pm.
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Vale Captain Ralph McDonell OAM

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  Ralph McDonell left his mark through a lifetime of support to Polly Woodside. In particular at the Melbourne Maritime Museum, where as the President of the Polly Woodside Volunteers Association his skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in people and the ship shone. His wood carvings take pride of place in
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John Bowen Ross GALE OBE

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6 March 1924 – 6 October 2016 Passed away peacefully on 6 October 2016, aged 92 years. A Life Member of both the ACT and NSW National Trusts.   “John Gale and Huntly”, an article by Di Johnstone, member of NT(ACT), presented to John in February this year in warm appreciation and with sincere
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HERITAGE ELECTION FORUM

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2016 HERITAGE ELECTION FORUM – SUMMARY OF PRESENTATIONS It was a successful evening with around 80 people turning up to listen to the 5 candidates and then ask their questions. It was a prime opportunity for Political Parties to outline their proposed Heritage policies and initiatives for the next term
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Yooroonah Tank Traps Listed on National Trust Register

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The Yooroonah Tank Barrier at 5809 Grafton Road, Ebor, constructed in 1942, has historic significance as one of the last inland and most intact complexes of tank barrier systems in NSW, surviving from World War II. The construction of this inland defence complex came as a response to the national
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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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National Trust Desk Diary 2017

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                      This diary hopes to show, through the art of painting and of photography, some of the ways that people come to terms with life in the Outback….from pre-colonial indigenous communities to the first European settlers, to explorers, cattlemen, miners….to
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2016 NT(ACT) HERITAGE AWARDS

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The following projects received awards: Significant Contribution to Heritage Conservation Conservation and Management of the Barton Heritage Precinct’s Streetscape – Kingston & Barton Residents Group The Birth of Canberra: Archaeological Study of Springbank Island, Canberra’s Earliest Owner Occupied Homestead – Canberra Archaeology Society Outstanding Project Mount Stromlo Observatory Precinct Heritage
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Huge turnout for Town Hall forum on heritage

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More than 300 people turned up for a public forum on the State Government’s controversial proposals to diminish local heritage protections and remove councils and communities from future decision making. For more information please click here
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Victorian Government to revitalise Polly Woodside

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The Victorian Government is helping to revitalise our much-loved Polly Woodside. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced that Polly Woodside will receive $500,000 from the Living Heritage Program. Ms Kristin Stegley OAM, Chairman of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) said: Polly Woodside has welcomed many visitors and schools since
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National Trust demands proper consultation on local heritage proposals

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The National Trust has slammed an “unnecessary, flawed and rushed” review of local heritage protection in South Australia that threatens to set the system back 40 years. President Norman Etherington AM said today it would be “a crime as well as a blunder” not to have widespread and formal consultation
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The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker’s ‘50s fashions take centre stage First Phryne Fisher’s fashions wowed us, now the stunning haute couture costumes of the critically acclaimed Australian film, The Dressmaker, are coming to turn our heads. Adelaide’s stately Ayers House Museum will again host a major new exhibition featuring the artful and luxurious
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