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ACNT/AUSWIND joint project to develop a national methodology for assessing landscape values for the siting of wind farm

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Three major organisations concerned for Australia’s natural and cultural heritage places have joined forces creating a new alliance, the Australian Heritage Partnership.

Please click here for Media Release.

Want to know more about Australian National Trust properties to visit?
Please click here for a link to a external magazine recent article on National Trust properties.
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2012 Heritage at Risk

Monday 26th March 2012

Nominations open to Our Heritage at Risk 2012

To put forward a nomination for 2012 click here.

For more information, click here to see Our Heritage at Risk.

The ACNT Chairman, Dr Graeme Blackman OAM has signed the THE VICTORIA DECLARATION ON THE IMPLICATIONS FOR CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Click here to read more about the declaration which was initially signed in Victoria (Canada) by INTO delegates in October 2011.

Click here to read about HRH Prince Charles and his involvement with INTO (International National Trusts Organisation)

Welcome to the web site of the Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) - your gateway to the National Trust movement in Australia. The ACNT is the national secretariat representing the eight Australian State and Territory National Trusts in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. From here you are able to:

National History Challenge 2011

The ACNT is a sponsor for the annual National History Challenge. The Challenge is a research competition open to students from year levels 5 to 12 across Australia. Students are invited to participate and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Australian history by producing a research project in the form of an essay, museum display, performance or multi-media presentation.

The 2011 theme for the Challenge was ‘Defining Moments’. The ACNT sponsors a special category within the competition theme on ‘Australian’ Heritage’.

The 2011 winner is Joseph Sabbagh from the Perth Modern School. Joseph produced a DVD in the form of a documentary on the history of the Overland Telegraph Line.

See the National History Challenge website for more details

Joseph Sabbagh winner of the ACNT category ‘Australian Heritage’ with John Metcalfe (ACNT), Chris Wain (ACT National Trust) & Peter Dowling (ACNT).

Below is a link to the winning entry:
This video is the winner of the Australian National History Challenge 2011 in the category of "Australia's Heritage".

Visit http://www.historychallenge.com.au/ to enter write an essay, build a model, make a DVD, produce a play. The National Trust of Australia invites students from years 5 to 12 to enter the Trust’s special category Australia’s heritage. Cash prizes for best entries meeting the 2011 theme and the National Trust special category theme Australia’s Heritage in each state. A national winner will be selected from these State/Territory entries and awarded additional prizes. An additional prize will be awarded if a State/Territory winner uses National Trust resources.

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Australian Government - Dept of Water, Heritage and the Arts