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Webinar: The National Trust’s 75 Years of Landscape Heritage Conservation
24 February 2021 @ 7:00 pm AEDT
AGHS Sydney Branch invites you to a webinar presented by Graham Quint, the previous Director, Conservation with the National Trust of Australia (NSW). He will be speaking about the work of the National Trust over the 75 years since its establishment, concentrating on Landscape Heritage Conservation including its Bush Management Program, the listing of landscapes, parks and gardens on the National Trust Register and advocacy to protect these important places.
The Trust has listed hundreds of landscape, parks and gardens on its Register commencing with its first landscape listing of the Botany Bay Entrance Landscape Conservation Area in 1974. This area is now threatened by a proposal to construct a new cruise ship terminal at Yarra/Frenchman’s Bay.
Graham was involved in one of the Trust’s most memorable campaigns, working with community groups, to save the Holsworthy Landscape from an international airport proposal.
Other Trust projects outlined in the talk will be the Lugarno and Mudgee Tree Studies and a survey of 198 NSW Coastal Headlands prepared for the NSW Coastal Council.
The talk will also include references to Graham’s work as a nurseryman propagating plants for Council tree give-away programs and the work of an early “bush-care” group in the 1970s – the Lime Kiln Bay Preservation Society, and his preparation of concept designs for a wetland project at Lime Kiln Bay, the Hurstville Indigenous Trees Project at Gannons Park and a rainforest tree arboretum at Peakhurst West Public School.
When: Wednesday 24th February 2021, 7pm AEDT ((You may join the call from 6:45pm onwards for 7pm start).
Where: Digital Webinar via Zoom.
Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members; students $5.
Book: at Trybooking.
Graham Quint commenced work with the National Trust (NSW) in 1981 and in those early years his time was divided equally between carrying out vegetation surveys for the Trust’s newly established Bush Regeneration Program and working with the Trust’s Coastal Conservation Committee. In the years before Graham’s retirement he was the Director, Conservation for the Trust, in charge of the National Trust Register and the preparation of the Trust’s submissions on developments and government legislation/policies impacting on heritage conservation. He has worked closely with the Trust’s Landscape, Built Heritage, Industrial Heritage and Cemetery Committees and was the Trust’s nominee on the NSW Heritage Council in the 1990s.