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Use your Dine & Discover voucher to experience heritage

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From contemporary art to colonial furniture, manicured modern gardens to sandstone stables – we have something for everyone at our extraordinary properties across New South Wales. Many of which are now participating in the NSW Government Dine & Discover initiative. The exciting initiative has been launched to encourage the community
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Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

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Located in East Perth Cemeteries, the headstone commemorates James Dyson and his two wives, Fanny Hoffington and Jane Edwards. It was commissioned by Andrew “Drewey” Dyson after the death of his mother Jane in 1899. Unfortunately, after 120 years exposed to the elements, the marble headstone had broken in half
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Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

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The National Trust is excited to be hosting an archaeology field school on the grounds of Peninsula Farm. Staff and students from the University of Western Australia will be on site from 4 to 10 April to get some hands-on archaeology experience. Like many historic sites, Peninsula Farm has changed
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Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

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The annual event run by Eucalypt Australia aims to raise awareness of eucalypts and to celebrate the important place they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. The National Trust keeps a Register of Significant Trees in Western Australia, a number of which are Eucalypts. The latest to be
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National Trust Blue Mountains events for Saturday 20 March are cancelled

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The ‘Best of Blue Mountains’ program of events were scheduled to take place at the following National Trust properties: Everglades House & Gardens at Leura. Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. Woodford Academy at Woodford – an event which included the Harvest Festival. The National Trust has taken this decision because
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Don’t forget a brolly, Best of the Blue Mountains

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At Everglades House & Gardens, we have divine Devonshire Teas available or if you want something with a bit more spice a sizzle, there are nachos and a sausage BBQ on offer to warm you up. The Everglades Gallery will have the NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition on display and
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Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

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In 2021, the INSPIRE initiative expands to offer five residencies, with $5000 stipends, across five heritage properties. New opportunities for 2021 include potential residencies at Woodbridge in Guildford and the East Perth Cemeteries, as well as continuing to offer Peninsula Farm in Maylands, Samson House Cottage in Fremantle and the
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The National Trust calls on the Community to Have Your Say: Australian Heritage Strategy

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The Australian Government is reviewing the Australian Heritage Strategy. The Government is asking for community feedback via a short survey, which closes on Thursday 18 March 2021.  The National Trust is asking calling on its members and supporters to have their say on the future of Australia's heritage.
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Sell-out event will showcase the progress made at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary following the devastating bushfires of 2020

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Around 1,000 members of the community have snapped up tickets to come to the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend in celebration of the National Trust (NSW)’s 75th Anniversary.
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Celebrating 50 years of the Western Desert Art Movement: Papunya

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A new exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery commemorates the start of the Papunya Tula Art Movement and showcases works that document the changing times and artists who defined the era. From the humblest of beginnings, Papunya Tula Artists has forged its way to become an artistic powerhouse.
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Heritage Conversations – A museum in the making, 16 March 2021

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The opening of WA Museum Boola Bardip in November 2020 was the culmination of years of work. It was also a highlight in Western Australia’s cultural calendar, which had been marred by COVID closures and cancellations. Holding extensive scientific and cultural collections, Boola Bardip is a place to share Western
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National Trust (ACT) supports Commonwealth heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin and Adjacent Lands

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National Trust of Australia (ACT) submission – Proposed heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin – 26 February 2021
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National Trust Heritage Awards 2021: New Jury Chair and Applications are Open

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Entries have opened for the 2021 National Trust Heritage Awards. Organisations, individuals and community groups are invited to enter with projects or initiatives that have been (or will be) complete between 1 April 2020 and 30 March 2021. The awards are proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage
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Federal Government gives environmental approval to light rail Stage 2A

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Here is a link to the Canberra Weekly article on the Commonwealth approval of Light Rail Stage 2A in which the National Trust of Australia (ACT) has made a comment: Canberra Weekly – 5 February 2021
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We’ll be right back

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The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions are getting ready to reopen. Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties starting to reopen from Monday. Below are the opening dates relevant
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Spend Valentine’s Day exploring heritage

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Some of our properties are back to regular opening times, while others are only open on a reduced schedule. With that said, a handful of our much loved places will be opening for one day only in February – on Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are our top picks to make
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Head office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

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The National Trust of Western Australia’s head office and properties in the Metro, Peel, South West and Great Southern regions will be closed until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. You can contact the National Trust’s head office via phone (08) 9321 6088 or via trust@ntwa.com.au. Properties that
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Collie Roundhouse set for a new guest

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Built in the 1950s, Collie Roundhouse is as a significant relic of Western Australia’s history being the state’s only roundhouse and turntable that remains in situ. Julian Donaldson, National Trust of Western Australia CEO, said, “Be Our Guest Holdings presented an inspired vision that respects the heritage values of the
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Conservation works completed on St Bartholomew’s Church in East Perth Cemeteries

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Damp and salt had affected the internal walls, with damage evident to the dado stencil – the decorative painted strip illuminating the inside of the church. A painted dark brown cement render to the dado, itself an earlier attempt at conservation, had exacerbated the damp issues. Under the watchful eye
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Property Openings in the New Year

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Most National Trust staff and volunteers took a well-deserved break over the festive season, but with some of our properties already open again, we are looking forward to welcoming our community back in 2021. As a result of COVID-19 requirements, a number of our properties still remain closed until we
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Rotary Australia Day fundraising concert at Woodbridge

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The concert will take place in the grounds of beautiful Woodbridge, which recently reopened after a year-long conservation project by the National Trust. Proceeds from ticket sales will fund Rotary community and youth projects. Enjoy a selection of light classical, well-known and loved music, some musical theatre and Australiana favourites.
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