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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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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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Calls for Nominations 2016 Election Board of Directors

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The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) hereby calls for nominations for the election of six directors to the Trust Board.
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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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