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West Fest Poetry Slam. Credit: B Media.

Latest announcements

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The Dish has been added to the National Heritage List

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

One of the Australia’s most iconic and recognised science instruments, the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, has been awarded National Heritage status, becoming the 118th item to be added to this prestigious list in recognition of the role it has played in Australia's history.

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Heritage Register Listed Signal Box wins prestigious Greenway Award

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Activation of the 1936 State Heritage Register listed Signal Box at Newcastle Station group recently won the prestigious Greenway Award in the 2020 NSW Architects Awards.

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Aboriginal cultural heritage regulatory functions move to Heritage NSW

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

From 1 July 2020, Heritage NSW will have responsibility for the management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) regulation functions.

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NSW's Mount Dispersion Massacre Site declared an Aboriginal Place

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A colonial massacre site, Mount Dispersion near the Murray River in south-west NSW has been protected under an Aboriginal Place declaration.

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You can still enter the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards

Friday, 22 May 2020

Entries for the National Trust Heritage Awards 2020 were in full swing when the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic.

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Discovery of historic shipwreck SS Wollongbar II

Monday, 27 April 2020

A coastal freighter torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in WWII has been discovered off Crescent Head in the state’s Mid North Coast.

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Australian Convict Sites

Thursday, 16 April 2020

The Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property is a series of 11 outstanding heritage places across 3 states and one external territory of Australia.

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50 Sites 50 Stories - 50 years of ASHA

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

To celebrate the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology’s 50th year in 2020, the ASHA are collecting stories about important historical archaeological sites from the Australasian region.