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Harbour Trust shortlisted for two categories in the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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We can proudly reveal that the Harbour Trust has been shortlisted for two awards in two separate categories in the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards.

The National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards celebrates and recognises individuals, organisations and communities that have made a significant contribution to the conservation and promotion of heritage in New South Wales, Australia. Awarding excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage.

Building 10 (Estimating and Drawing Office) at Cockatoo Island / Wareamah

Category: Built Conservation

Located at the upper central workshops’ precinct on the Cockatoo Island plateau, Building 10 (Estimating and Drawing Office), which was unused for 30 years, awaits a new role for its second century for innovative uses through the delivery of the Cockatoo Island / Wareamah Master Plan. Assisted by the original black and white photograph collection, 5 colours were identified and used in the final restoration. Guided by the conservation management plan prepared by Robertson Hindmarsh, Building 10 has now been made safe, watertight and proudly restored, respecting the history of one of the most important buildings in the upper central workshops’ precinct on the Cockatoo Island plateau. The Harbour Trust’s dedicated Project team engaged with A J Bristow and Sons, OHM Consultants, Harbour Trust restoration volunteers and Polaris Marine Group. Fun fact, Building 10 moves slightly, and creaks erringly when struck by a mighty Southerly – or perhaps the building is trying to remind us of the contribution made by those who worked there many moons ago.

Sub Base Platypus Torpedo Factory Interpretation, North Sydney

Category: Education and Interpretation

Formerly a torpedo factory, submarine base and gas works, Sub Base Platypus is a community recreation and work hub in North Sydney, homeland of the Cammeraygal people. The Sub Base Platypus Torpedo Factory Renewal Project has created a new multifunctional public space within the former 1943 Torpedo Factory which opened in September 2023. Elements interpreting the site’s rich and layered history include an outdoor exhibition that traces the site’s history with recovered objects, original torpedo bath and a decommissioned Mark VIII torpedo. Dennis Golding, a Kamilaroi / Gamilaraay artist, with his mother Vicki Golding was commissioned to create an original 3-piece artwork (Around the Curve) to honour Country. The Harbour Trust’s dedicated Project team engaged with Turf, Trigger, Iguana Creative, Taylor, Yerrabingin, Dennis Golding and Vicki Golding, and The Gujaga Foundation.

The winners will be announced at the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards ceremony on Friday 17 May, on this day all eyes will turn to the shortlisted candidates, whose stories of innovation and community spirit will leave an indelible mark on the tapestry of the nation’s history.


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