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800 Metres (and Up) – Exhibition

nsw 5 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
“As the crow flies, Echo Point to Mount Gibraltar is a mere 82 km, half the motorway distance, and a much more pleasant route over the high lands…” 800 Metres (and Up) is a series of collaborative mini projects located in the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. Over a
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Botanicals: Insects and Critters

nsw 25 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
Photography by Katrina Dubé, copyright National Trust (NSW).   Bugs and critters are all around us, serve a purpose and have a place. Early European settlers encountered a whole new world of insects and other small animals in colonial Parramatta – in the outdoors, the indoors and the larder! Exploring
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Ceramics Thru Time – Continuity Amongst Change

nsw 12 Sep 2021
Join us for a special curatorial talk on Sunday 12 September where we will unlock and explore nature’s impact on the creation of ceramic objects. As part of the Botanicals exhibition, some of National Trust’s most intricate, floral-patterned ceramics will be on display accompanied by gorgeous floral displays. For centuries,
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How does your garden grow?

nsw 21 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
  The kitchen garden was a vital source of food in the early days of the colony. Governor Phillip, the first governor and first to live on the site of Old Government House, encouraged gardening to reduce the colony’s dependency on the public stores. To set the example, he had
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Family History at Miss Porter’s House

nsw 8 Aug 2021
See how a century of memorabilia, household items, photographs and documents reveal stories of the Porter family. From colonial beginnings as farmers on Ash Island and in the Singleton area, to their key role in the commercial life of Newcastle’s West End, the Porters made an important contribution to city
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Darling Point Garden Day

nsw 14 Sep 2021
On Tuesday 14 September we will have the privilege of visiting several very special private gardens along the foreshore of Darling Point, followed by a boxed lunch served in the stunning landscaped garden at Lindesay overlooking Sydney harbour. Details of the gardens will be made available to ticketholders prior to the
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NSW Heritage Act Review 2021

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In May 2021, the NSW government announced a major review of the Heritage Act, 1977. Here are the results!
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Botanicals

nsw 28 Aug 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
  Botanicals opens our eyes to beauty and colour – and the wonder of our natural environment. For centuries humans have designed ceramic objects that reflect our love of plants and the natural world. We value this connection by placing these ceramics in our work-a-day world to brighten our lives
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St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle

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History and heritage significance Constructed with limestone from the Government Quarries in Cantonment Street, the beautiful roof timbers were transported overland from WA’s southern Jarrah forests to Rockingham and then by sea, before being stored on site for two years to season. The nave roof is probably the finest craftsmanship
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

act 22 Jun 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
The National Trust Awards recognise projects in the ACT that make a significant contribution to the conservation of the built, indigenous and natural environment in accordance with the principles set out in the Burra Charter. The Burra Charter provides guidance for the conservation and management of places of cultural significance
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Southern Highlands Country Garden Week-end – From Exeter to Bowral

nsw 15 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
This Garden Week-end replaces the normal “Looking at Architecture Program” due to uncertainty following the pandemic. National Trust Visitors can enjoy an optional game of Golf on the Friday afternoon and a casual dinner at the Golf Club. There will be 8 private Gardens to be visited, four of which
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Carisbrook House Tour

nsw 27 Jul 2021
  Attendees of this event are invited to inspect the single-storey sandstone house and its fine collection of period furnishings and appliances. The house and garden provides a unique glimpse into how middle class Victorian Aussies lived on the North Shore before electricity and plumbing was introduced. The verandahs feature
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What is Perth? Let’s start by embracing our city’s heritage

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As we consider the challenge from Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to know what makes Perth, as part of the City’s efforts to rebrand our city and put Perth on the global stage, it is important to embrace the contribution heritage makes to a place’s identity. Thoughtful reflection will include our
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Our Aviation Heritage – Attack Aircraft

nsw 24 Jun 2021
National Trust Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch and HARS Aviation Museum presents: ATTACK AIRCRAFT AVIATION HERITAGE With a senior HARS member as your guide, explore selected artefacts of Australian military aviation heritage, including: * A flying de Havilland Tiger Moth – built at Bankstown in the 1930’s and the rugged biplane trainer
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Doll House: Mini Makers School Holiday Program

vic 29 Jun 2021 - 8 Jul 2021
Calling all junior mini makers these school holidays!
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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2021

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Heritage at Times of Crisis: Saving, Sustaining, Sharing In a Land of Fires, Droughts and Flooding Rains, and now Climate Change, and a health pandemic, what role at such times has a community’s heritage in maintaining its sense of place, of belonging, and continuity? In this year’s Symposium, we will
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Meet the recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

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Now in its second year, the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative is a partnership between the National Trust of Western Australia and the State Government. Following an open call, 42 applications were received, double the number of submissions in 2020. The five successful writers for 2021 are: Nandi Chinna: residency
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Art at the Academy: Yvette Hamilton

nsw 17 Jul 2021
  Using photographic and archival resources, Yvette Hamilton delves into the history of Alfred Fairfax’s role in the observations of the Transit of Venus at Woodford Academy in 1874. Yvette explores the significance and value of the light-pollution-free ‘dark skies’ of the Blue Mountains region, which links the past to
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Heritage architecture award for Strawberry Hill / Barmup Visitor Hub

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The award recognises of the immense amount of work that has gone into transforming the visitor experience at this special heritage place. Strawberry Hill in Albany was established in 1827 as the first European farm in Western Australia on the site of a significant Menang Aboriginal camping area, known as
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Family Art Workshop at Stangate

sa 30 Sep 2021
Welcome to Spring! The camellias our out at Stangate House and the weather is fine. Grab your family and head to the hills for a lovely day filled with art! Join local artist Zinia King for a morning in the garden as she guides you through some fun family friendly
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Winter Art Workshop at Stangate

sa 17 Jun 2021 - 19 Aug 2021
    It’s winter in Aldgate, rug up and be inspired by the beautiful gardens at Stangate House. No need to travel when you have a slice of England in your backyard! Join local artist Zinia King for a morning filled with lovely company, art and lots of tea in
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