Discover some stories at National Trust Heritage Festival

National Trust Heritage Festival 2016 - Discovery and Rediscoveries - 16 April to 18 May 2016

Discover or rediscover some of the amazing places and great stories from around Queensland.  

The Heritage Festival is an annual celebration and promotion of Queensland's unique natural and cultural heritage and is part of a joint nationwide project that promotes heritage events across the states and territories.  

"With hundreds of events across Australia, the Heritage Festival is a great way to celebrate our history and share stories about our natural and cultural heritage" said Jonathan Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).  

From Cooktown in the north, Croydon to the west and Currumbin in the south, communities have organised events ranging from open days or tours through historic places, including cemeteries and historic properties. Archaeological digs, history re-enactments, high teas, talks, workshops, ghost tours, musical performances and even Opera performed underground.  

Some of the events being held throughout Queensland: Punks on Petrie, Living on the Fringe of Brisbane City - Hear from award-winning Australian musician and sound designer John Willsteed, former member of The Go-Betweens; and Ritchie Yorke, internationally renowned rock journalist and author.  

Great Houses of Ipswich - explore three privately owned heritage homes open for one day, Bellevue Homestead, Notnel and Gooloowan House. Sunshine Coast Heritage Discovery Weekend - explore the Sunshine Coast's heritage places and its people.  

Resonance exhibition - features five artist responses to local history staged across three of Brisbane's significant historical houses, Old Government House, Newstead House and Miegunyah. T150 Heritage Day in Townsville - one of a series of T150 events being held to celebrate Townsville's 150 years as a municipality.  

Croydon Heritage Week - a series of events being held to celebrate this former wealthy and decadent gold field.   Qantas Hangar Tours, Longreach - discover the trials and tribulations of early aviation in Queensland.  

These events provide the perfect opportunity for communities to highlight their organisations, collections, or stories from their local area. So pick up a copy of the guide from the National Trust Brisbane Office at 95 William Street, Brisbane, or visit the Festival website and see what is happening near you.  

Visit to discover all the events happening in Queensland.  

The National Trust Heritage Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and the National Trusts Partnership Program.  

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