National Trust Northern Territory Branches
Larrakeyah – Darwin
Afternoon Tea will recommence February 10th 2013 – serving starts 3.00pm to 5.00pm
You will also enjoy great benefits from membership to the National Trust NT.
Katherine – Katherine Region
McDouall Stuart – Alice Springs
McDouall Stuart Branch activities
The National Trust has an office, maintained by volunteers, in the old Hartley Street School in Alice Springs. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm. It’s closed December, January and February.
The branch holds its Annual General Meeting in August each year. Committee meetings are held in the Hartley Street School between 5 pm and 7 pm on the first Monday of each month. All members of the branch are welcome to attend these meetings.
There is also a bimonthly program of guest speakers, held on Sunday afternoons formembers and the general public: April, June, August and October.
For further information please call (08) 8952 4516
- Chairman vacant
- Deputy Chairman Bill Low
- Minutes Secretary David Hewitt
- Treasurer Loraine Braham
- Communications Carmel Leonard
- Publicity Laurelle Halford
- Heritage issues Dave Leonard
- Research Prue Crouch
- Committeeman Stuart Traynor
- Events Co-ordinator vacant
Gulf – Borroloola
The Gulf Branch of the National Trust has been functioning in Borroloola since 1985, and has relied on Local volunteers & interested persons to work on local historical/ social projects, record history and to maintain the Old Borroloola Police Station Museum.
We have an Open day once a year this event has been held for the past couple of years over the May Day weekend to keep in line with other Trust Branches in the Territory and around Australia. This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the opening of the Old Borroloola Police Station Museum.
The Gulf Branch is committed to keep the Police Station Museum maintained, and over the past three years a lot of work has been undertaken under various grants, i.e. the repaving of verandah’s, restumping of the verandah posts, replacing a number of white ant damaged timbers and the new down pipes & guttering to help get water away from the building.
We were very excited in 2010 to receive funding through the Community Benefit funding Grants to refurbish the old welfare building and turn it into our new office, over the past year members have continued to work on both the interior and exterior and work on cataloguing the branches collections of artefacts.
Currently the Branch is developing a number of new exhibits to be launched in 2012. Updating the Police display, and installing a new interpretation panel.
Re-releasing Teams to Toyota’s and releasing a new publication of stories for sale. These are collections of stories, yarns and articles of people and events, on how Borroloola or the Gulf region affected them. These publications came about after listening to many of the tales over the years and realising how important it is that we do get them down on paper before they are lost, as History is not just the past but current events the history of tomorrow.
Currently members are gathering stories for the next volume 3. A second publication that members are looking forward to the release of is a joint project with NT Genealogical society of Gulf and Borroloola Graves.
There are a number of projects that Branch members are working on, hopefully these will be completed in 2012, recording of Graves in the Borroloola Gulf and Barkly region and marking all isolated graves, & making sure all the Graves at the Borroloola Cemetery are marked.
This work is under taken jointly with NT Genealogical Society, the local community and the Roper Gulf Shire.
Marking graves at Manangorra Cemetery and updating the Indigenous display at the Old Police station, though assistance with local peoples and co-ordinated through Waralungku Art Centre Director and local trust member Peter Callinan.
The first event for the year is a meeting and working bees to be held in mid January pending weather conditions , the Museum will be opened for the Tourist season pending weather from mid March 8-5pm other wise at all other times Keys are available from local business around the town.
Entry fee is $5 per adult and no cost for children under 12 or Trust members.
Note: Please ring the Secretary on 08 8975 4149 to find the date of the next meeting.
PO Box 4047
Mataranka NT 0852
PH 08 8975 4149 firstname.lastname@example.org