Recent News

What is Perth? Let’s start by embracing our city’s heritage

wa
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
more

Meet the recipients of the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

wa
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
more

Heritage architecture award for Strawberry Hill / Barmup Visitor Hub

wa
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
more

Peninsula Farm Café update

wa
An important part of the master plan is greater activation of the site to attract more visitors to Peninsula Farm. Following an Expressions of Interest process, the National Trust had chosen a preferred proponent to take on the long-term lease of the Peninsula Farm Café. Unfortunately, the proponents have informed
more

Looking after your heritage place forums

wa
Here at the National Trust, we work with heritage properties every day, and we want to help you. Join us for this free afternoon forum and hear from our Conservation Architect and Heritage Services Officer as they teach you about managing heritage places. We’ll also explain how the National Trust
more

The National Trust celebrates Reconciliation Week 2021

wa
The National Trust works to raise knowledge, awareness, understanding and commitment to Western Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. Our places and collections tell the stories of our state’s shared history. The Trust’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee and Reconciliation Action Plan continues to guide our approach, and ongoing engagement with Aboriginal communities
more

National Trust celebrates Anzac Cottage transfer

wa
Anzac Cottage was built in one day, 12 February 1916, by the community of Mount Hawthorn as a home for returned soldier Private Porter and his family, and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing. The cottage was State Heritage listed in 2000
more

A big thank you to our volunteers

wa
The National Trust has incredible volunteers that work tirelessly to open our heritage places to the public year-round. To mark National Volunteer Week, we want to say a special thank you! As a not-for-profit heritage organisation, the National Trust could not achieve as much as it does without its volunteers.
more

Pop Up cafe for Peninsula Farm opening in late May

wa
Peninsula Farm Café will offer a gourmet delicatessen, plus fine coffee, hot drinks and fresh juices. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the new operators to the Peninsula Farm Café as, I’m sure, are regular users of the cycle and walk trails, visitors to Peninsula Farm, and people looking for a
more

CY O’Connor Lecture – 27 May 2021

wa
Join us on Thursday 27 May at the Perth Town Hall to hear the Hon Ben Wyatt deliver this year’s CY O’Connor Lecture, ‘Rebuilding community resilience and cultural connections’. See more about the CY O’Connor Lecture Series The day also marks the 54th anniversary of the 1967 Australian referendum to
more

Reopening dates for National Trust places

wa
Based on government guidelines, we will begin our transition out of lockdown with properties reopening to the public from Saturday 1 May. Below are the opening dates relevant to each property: West Perth Office – Old Observatory, West Perth – Tuesday 27 April East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth – Sunday
more

Office and property closures due to evolving COVID-19 situation

wa
Properties that will be closed: Office – Old Observatory, West Perth East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth No 1 Pump Station, Mundaring Old Blythewood, Pinjarra (currently closed for conservation works) Peninsula Farm, Maylands Samson House, Fremantle Woodbridge, near Guildford Unfortunately this means that our Anzac Day events at Woodbridge and Peninsula
more

Anzac Day events cancelled

wa
Remembering and paying respect to our Anzacs is, for many Australians, an important event in our calendars that was sadly put on hold during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, the evolving COVID situation in the Perth and Peel regions means that we have had to cancel
more

Reconnect with your heritage and community

wa
The Australian Heritage Festival runs from 16 April to 19 May and features a range of inspirational and educational events in local neighbourhoods around the country. Hosted by the National Trust of Western Australia, the Australian Heritage Festival highlights the value of history with this year’s theme, Our Heritage for
more

Dyson grave restoration at East Perth Cemeteries

wa
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
more

Archaeology field school at Peninsula Farm

wa
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
more

Australian Heritage Festival – National Trust Events Program

wa
The Australian Heritage Festival is an opportunity for all communities to organise events and exhibitions, gather stories and tell them, celebrate through ceremony and performances, share knowledge through talks, walks and tours, and have fun bringing heritage to life. The festival brings together experiences from across the nation and is
more

Celebrate an Australian icon on National Eucalypt Day

wa
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
more

Submissions are now open for the INSPIRE Writer in Residence initiative 2021

wa
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
more

Heritage Conversations – A museum in the making, 16 March 2021

wa
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
more

We’ll be right back

wa
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
more
Load More
loader spinner