is the Trust?
The National Trust of South Australia is a
non government organisation, committed
to conserving South Australia's heritage.
The organisation is part of an international
network of National Trusts.
The National Trust is not owned or managed by the government.
The organisation relies on community support through membership subscriptions, sponsorship, donations and bequests, property
admissions, retail sales and the tremendous efforts of volunteers.
History - Establishment in Australia
In Australia, the National Trust was first established in New South Wales
in 1945 by a group of citizens concerned at the widespread destruction
of our built and natural heritage and the lack of government protection.
The National Trust movement quickly spread across Australia, and today there are National Trusts in each State and Territory, and a national coordinating body, the Australian Council of National Trusts.
What the Trust does
The National Trust has an outstanding record of saving valuable historic properties and natural features. Many of our treasured places would have disappeared but for the actions of the organisation and its members.
The National Trust identifies and records places of national and local significance. These classified places include buildings, public art,
industrial sites, townscapes, cemeteries, landscapes, heritage gardens trees and urban bushlands. Classification by the National Trust gives recognition to the heritage value of a particular place.
The National Trust also has extensive collections of moveable objects.
If a place or object is threatened, the National Trust takes action.
Want more information about the Trust?
For more information about the National Trust of Australia or one of the state branches go to their website ( National Trust of Australia ) or click
on their logo (the green gum branch) at the top of this page.
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