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West Fest Poetry Slam. Credit: Bahram Mia

Latest announcements

A Virtual Tour of Parramatta Park supplied by National Trust NSW
National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist Announced for 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The National Trust (NSW) has announced the shortlist for this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards. This annual awards program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW to acknowledge and celebrate the sector-leading practice and outstanding projects in the field of heritage conservation, education, events and exhibitions, and advocacy in New South Wales.

Photo supplied by The National Trust (NSW).

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Australia's first Sikh Temple listed on the State Heritage Register

Friday, 16 October 2020

Australia’s original First Sikh Temple has been listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW government, highlighting its importance in the state’s cultural history.

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AHIMS turns 20 and reaches 100,000 records

Monday, 12 October 2020

This year, the database of recorded Aboriginal objects and places across NSW turns 20 and reaches 100,000 records!

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Milton Park Cultural Landscape listed on the State Heritage Register

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The beautiful Milton Park Cultural Landscape in Bowral has just been listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW government.

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NSW Government leads protection of WWII heritage sites 75 years on

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said the NSW Government is proud to have protected the offshore shipwreck of the Japanese midget submarine that entered Sydney Harbour in 1942, for future generations.

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Shoalhaven’s short film: Walking on Country

Monday, 17 August 2020

A beautiful new short film that celebrates the richness of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

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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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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.