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PROJECTS - CULTURAL HERITAGE

Convict Cottage

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Convict Cottage

Project partners: FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Project focus: Cultural heritage

To showcase the oldest building in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, FNPW and our supporters provided $15,000 in funding to create information panels for visitors and to improve walking track access to the site at the surrounding Royal National Park. Ex-convict, Charles Gogerly lived in the cottage from 1853 which is where the name Gogerly's Cottage comes from. The house itself is believed to have been built prior to 1840. The cottage is an impressi.. READ MORE

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Mt Schank Walking Trail

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Mt Schank Walking Trail

Project partners: FNPW & SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Project focus: Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, when you visit South Australia's Mount Schank State Heritage Area you can enjoy a new stone path to the volcano rim. Before this new track, the existing stairs did not meet Australian Standards and visitors often climbed beside the stairs instead, which led to erosion and a slipping hazard. Now, the 12,000 or so visitors to Mount Schank each year have a safer, easier walk to experience the incredible 360-degree views a.. READ MORE

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Protecting Queensland's Cultural Heritage

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Protecting Queensland's Cultural Heritage

Project partners: FNPW & National Parks Association of Queensland Inc.

Project focus: Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the indigenous and non-indigenous cultural heritage sites of 10 of Queensland's state forests will be identified. This will also provide a strong additional rationale for the permanent protection of this land as National Park. Volunteers, under the watch of scientists from the Queensland Museum, can contribute to this important work. Before, these important heritage sites in stood unacknowledged and unprotected. Now th.. READ MORE

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Sharing the Stories of Currango Homestead

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Sharing the Stories of Currango Homestead

Project partners: FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Project focus: Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the stories of Australia's largest and most intact snow-belt homestead, Currango, will become accessible to visitors. This NSW State Heritage Registered site is a locus of early twentieth century high plains challenges, lifestyles and working conditions for Aboriginal people and early European settlers. Before, these significant memories and experiences were fading away. Now we can hear the stories of the past from thi.. READ MORE

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Sharing the Stories of Trial Bay Gaol

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Sharing the Stories of Trial Bay Gaol

Project partners: FNPW & NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Project focus: Cultural heritage

Thanks to your support, the moveable heritage collection of the Trial Bay Gaol Museum in Arakoon National Park will enter the modern age. Volunteers will work alongside Parks staff to digitise the collection, with a Registrar overseeing to ensure the data entry is accurate and to industry standard. Before some 8,000 remarkable objects, photographs and documents were at risk of being damaged, and could not be displayed all at once. Now they will b.. READ MORE

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