In this edition of Trust News, National Trust places and programs awarded substantial funding to benefit communities on both sides of the country. Nationally listed Rippon Lea in Victoria will undergo a transformation in the lead up to the National Trust of Victoria’s 60th anniversary in 2016, while in the west, 560km of Goldfields Water Supply Scheme visitor experience will be revitalised.
Also in this edition, an innovative conservation project trains prisoners in heritage skills. There’s a marvellous report on valuing ocean pools and anniversaries recognise women artists and the shipwreck of the Sirius. We look at the elegant living legacy of Australia’s Avenues of Honour and explore heritage in the making in one of the world’s richest countries. Oh yes, and meet Steve and Digger too!