Natural Heritage at National Trust places
The National Trust advocates a holistic approach to heritage and recognises the cultural heritage values inherent in natural landscapes.
We manage a portfolio of 64 places around Western Australia that contain areas of bushland. These includes:
- 53 hectares of remnant bush and a granite outcrop at Avondale Farm in Beverley (WA’s Wheatbelt)
- 9.56 hectares of covenanted bushland at Jarrahdale adjacent to the Jarrahdale Heritage Park
- 1,371 hectares of Eucalypt woodland surrounding two granite outcrops at Karalee Rocks (the eastern edge of WA’s Wheatbelt)
- remnant vegetation at Strawberry Hill / Barmup listed on the Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register and the Register of Heritage Places.
Cultural landscapes are crucial when considering the heritage values of a place and create context for sites, including:
- Wonnerup House sitting between RAMSAR listed wetlands and unique remnant Tuart forest in Wonnerup near Busselton
- Old Blythewood overlooking Meelon (the Murray River) near Pinjarra
- Woodbridge, Peninsula Farm and Gallop House overlooking Derbal Yerrigan (the Swan River) in Guildford, Maylands and Dalkeith.
Image credit: Connor Davies & Emma Street