Din l-Art Ħelwa
Din l-Art Ħelwa is a non-governmental and non-profit, voluntary organisation founded in 1968, by Maltese Judge Maurice Caruana Carron, to safeguard Malta's cultural heritage and natural environment. Since its foundation, Din l-Art Ħelwa has restored numerous cultural sites of historic and environmental importance; the organisation promotes the preservation and protection of historic buildings and monuments, the character of Malta's towns and villages, places of natural beauty. They stimulate the enforcement of existing laws and the enactment of new ones for the protection of Malta's natural and built heritage; the name of the organization is derived from the first verse of L-Innu Malti, Malta's national anthem: "Lil din l-art ħelwa...". Letter Ħ is part of Maltese alphabet; the offices of Din l-Art Ħelwa are found at Valletta. The building is part of a large townhouse located at Melita Street. In 1816, part of the house belonged to Maria Stivala; the property was owned by Antonio Giappone, owned by Giuseppe Apap.
Din l-Art Ħelwa has the following properties under its care in Malta: Part of Palazzo Nobile, the head office of the organization Foresta 2000, a forestation site in Mellieħa Wignacourt Tower, St Paul's Bay Saint Mark's Tower, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Msida Bastion Historic Garden, Floriana Mamo Tower, Marsaskala Għallis Tower, Naxxar Saint Agatha's Tower, Mellieħa Delimara Lighthouse, Delimara Chapel of the Annunciation, Ħal-Millieri, Żurrieq St. John the Evangelist Chapel, Ħal-Millieri, Żurrieq Chapel of St Roque, Żebbuġ Chapel of Bir MiftuħDin l-Art Ħelwa has the following property under its care in Gozo: Dwejra Tower Saint Anthony's BatteryDin l-Art Ħelwa has the following properties under its care in Comino: Saint Mary's Tower Saint Mary's Battery Din l-Art Ħelwa website
National Trust of Australia
The National Trust of Australia the Australian Council of National Trusts, is the Australian national peak body for community-based, non-government non-profit organisations committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous and historic heritage. Incorporated in 1965, it federates the eight autonomous National Trusts in each Australian state and internal self-governing territory, providing them with a national secretariat and a national and international presence. Collectively, the constituent National Trusts own or manage over 300 heritage places, manage a volunteer workforce of 7,000 while employing about 350 people nationwide. Around 1,000,000 visitors experience the their collections in Australia each year. Modelled on the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty and inspired by local campaigns to conserve native bushland and preserve old buildings, the first Australian National Trusts were formed in New South Wales in 1945, South Australia in 1955 and Victoria in 1956.
The driving force behind the establishment of the National Trust in Australia was Annie Forsyth Wyatt. She lived for much of her life in a cottage in Gordon, New South Wales, still standing, she was living in the Sydney suburb of St Ives. In 1975, the National Trust moved into the former Fort Street High School building on Observatory Hill, after the girls' school moved to Petersham to be reunited with the boys' school, which had moved in 1916; the distinctive building, which retains its appearance from the time of its conversion to a school in 1849, is visible from the approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The constituent organisations are: List of National Trust properties in Australia List of Australian Living Treasures SAHANZ, the Society of Architectural Historians and New Zealand Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales Clark, Mary Rhyllis. In Trust. Recollections of the Victorian Trust pioneers Cosgrove, Carol. Challenging times: the National Trust of South Australia 1955–2005. Adelaide: National Trust of South Australia.
ISBN 0-909378-60-6 Hill, Robert. "Heritage: Yesterday and Tomorrow": Address to the Natural Trust Conference. Speeches of the Federal Minister for the Environment. Department of the Environment and Heritage. Archived from the original on 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2007-01-30. Wyatt, Ian. Ours in Trust. Covers the founding years of the NSW National Trust
Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust
The Falkland Islands Museum is located at the historical dockyard site in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is run by the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, a registered charity; the Museum has no formal collections policy, but it covers the natural and cultural history of the Falkland Islands. The FIMNT is involved in the care and protection of various sites and structures of archaeological and historic importance through the islands; the new museum features an interactive room focused on the stories of the Islanders during the 1982 conflict. There is a large area dedicated to the maritime history, which allows large pieces to be displayed and enjoyed; the museum was established in 1987 and was opened on 13 February 1989 by the former Governor of the Falkland Islands, Sir Rex Hunt. The move to its current location took several years; the new historic dockyard development was opened in 2014, but there are still ongoing projects to bring to life other buildings and displays.
Falklands Islands Museum and National Trust
The Land Conservancy of British Columbia
TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia is a not-for-profit, charitable land trust based in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of the Society is to protect plants, natural communities and landscape features that represent diversity of life on earth, by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive, to protect areas of scientific, cultural, scenic or compatible recreation value; this is accomplished by acquiring protective control of these lands and waters through ownership of the land or conservation covenants. The Land Conservancy has protected more than 300 properties covering 50,600 hectares of land; the Land Conservancy achieves its conservation objectives by working in a non-confrontational, businesslike manner. TLC works with many partners, all levels of government, other agencies, community groups and individuals to ensure the broadest support for its activities; the goal of the TLC is to protect all of its properties in perpetuity. The Land Conservancy draws much of its finances from membership revenue.
It is operated by a large network of over 800 volunteers. It has an office in Victoria. TLC was formed in 1997 with the help of Briony Penn. TLC has strong influences from The National Trust of England and Wales, with whom it partakes in staff exchanges. South Winchelsea Island, a 25-acre island near Nanaimo, was The Land Conservancy's first acquisition, it is important habitat for several migratory bird species. The property has since been transferred to The Nature Trust of British Columbia for continued stewardship. Music star Nelly Furtado has been a strong supporter of the work of the TLC; the Land Conservancy first contacted Furtado when they discovered her interest in the Sooke Potholes, a place she used to enjoy as a child. The singer has been involved in the campaign to protect and promote the area since. In 2015, TLC transferred the three parcels it continued to own at the Sooke Potholes to the Capital Regional District to become public parkland; the harlequin duck is the symbol of the Land Conservancy of British Columbia.
The harlequin ranges throughout BC, from rocky coastal shores and islets to turbulent inland mountain creeks and calm lakes. A vulnerable species, the harlequin population is endangered due to habitat degradation; the plucky harlequin is said to be an inspiration for the TLC to persevere in overcoming their obstacles. On October 7, 2013, TLC filed for protection under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act to definitively resolve the organization’s long-standing financial problems. Under CCAA, TLC is working with land consultants to assess all properties and develop a plan consistent with TLC’s conservancy mandate and its objective to repay creditors to the greatest extent possible; the CCAA process is conducted under the review of an independent, court appointed monitor and under the supervision of a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. On April 2, 2015, The Supreme Court of B. C. approved the Plan of Arrangement and Compromise as agreed upon by The Land Conservancy of B. C. and its creditors.
The Court-approved Plan of Arrangement will see secured creditors paid in full, have their secured debt assumed by a third party, or receive the mortgaged property in settlement of their secured debt, within six months. Unsecured creditors will receive payouts of the fullest extent possible in multiple tranches. TLC’s Plan contains a multi-faceted approach to eliminating the debt, it includes innovative approaches such as density transfers, specified donations, heritage revitalization agreements, mortgage transfers, partnership agreements with other Land Trusts and Societies. The transfers will see TLC's sites protected. In an effort to stave off bankruptcy, the Conservancy entered into a sale agreement for property containing the architecturally and significant B. C. Binning house in Victoria. In January 2014, a B. C. court blocked the sale. The house has been returned to the original estate and is no longer owned by TLC; the Conservancy was looking for a buyer for its Keating Farm Property in 2014.
On March 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of B. C. approved the sale of Keating Farm to Georgios and Rebecca Papadopoulos, who have plans to restore the old farm house and work with tenant farmers to continue farming the land in the Agricultural Land Reserve. On December 2, 2016, TLC held its final meeting with creditors to seek approval of its revised Plan of Arrangement and Compromise and the conclusion of its time under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. In a supportive vote, creditors approved the non-profit’s POA and subsequent exiting of creditor protection; the Land Conservancy accomplishes its work through the use of covenants, land purchases, long-term leases and agreements with local and provincial governments. The land assets of the TLC are valued at over $30 million. TLC-owned properties include: TLC's Conservation Covenants include: Capital Regional District www.conservancy.bc.ca
Ontario Heritage Trust
The Ontario Heritage Trust is a non-profit agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture. It is responsible for protecting and promoting the built and cultural heritage of Canada's most populous province, Ontario, it was known as the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board during the 1950s. It was incorporated into the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1968 by the Progressive Conservative government of John Robarts, its name was changed to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 2005 by an amendment to the Ontario Heritage Act. The Trust's current chairman is Dr. Thomas Symons; the Trust's most recognizable work is the Provincial Plaque Program. Since 1956, it has erected over 1,200 of the now-familiar blue and gold plaques, the vast majority of which are found across Ontario, but in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands; the Trust owns a number of historic buildings. The Ontario Heritage Trust Building—also known as the Birkbeck Building or the Ontario Heritage Centre—at 10 Adelaide Street East in Toronto is the headquarters of the Ontario Heritage Trust.
It was used as the exterior of the "125th Precinct" in Lower Manhattan in the 2012 television series Beauty & the Beast. Official website
Heritage New Zealand
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is a Crown entity with a membership of around 20,000 people that advocates for the protection of ancestral sites and heritage buildings in New Zealand. It was set up through the Historic Places Act 1954 with a mission to "...promote the identification, protection and conservation of the historical and cultural heritage of New Zealand" and is an autonomous Crown entity. Its current enabling legislation is the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, it is governed by a Board of Trustees chaired by Shonagh Kenderdine, a Māori Heritage Council chaired by Sir Tumu Te Heuheu. Past chairs include Dame Anne Salmond; the head office is in Antrim House, while regional and area offices are in Kerikeri, Tauranga, Wellington and Dunedin. It publishes the quarterly magazine New Zealand Heritage. Buildings owned by Heritage New Zealand include the Mission House, the Stone Store, the Te Waimate mission house; the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero is divided into four main areas: Historic Places Historic Areas Wahi Tapu Wahi Tapu AreasThe historic places are organised in two categories: Category I - "...places of'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'" Category II - "...places of'historical or cultural heritage significance or value'"As of 2013, the register contains over 5,600 entries.
The Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 resulted in damage to a number of historic buildings in Christchurch. Post-earthquake redevelopment has caused a significant loss of heritage buildings in Christchurch; the Māori Heritage Council sits within the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and was established by the Historic Places Act 1993. The functions of the Council include: the protection and registration of wahi tapu and wahi tapu areas assisting the Trust to develop and reflect a bicultural view in the exercise of its powers and functions providing assistance to whanau and iwi in the preservation and management of their heritage resources consideration of recommendations in relation to archaeological sites advocacy of the interests of the Trust and Council so far as they relate to Māori heritage at any public or Māori forum; as of 2013 Sir Tumu Te Heuheu is the Chair of the MHC. France - Monument historique Germany - Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz and National Heritage Sites Hong Kong - Historic building, see List of Grade I historic buildings in Hong Kong, List of Grade II historic buildings in Hong Kong and List of Grade III historic buildings in Hong Kong Netherlands - Rijksmonument United Kingdom - Listed building or Scheduled Ancient Monument United States - National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark SAHANZ Category:New Zealand Historic Places Trust Heritage New Zealand
Wales is a country, part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, the Bristol Channel to the south, it had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2. Wales has over 1,680 miles of coastline and is mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit; the country has a changeable, maritime climate. Welsh national identity emerged among the Britons after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr restored independence to Wales in the early 15th century; the whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh liberalism, exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George, was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party.
Welsh national feeling grew over the century. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining and metallurgical industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation. Two-thirds of the population live in South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea and the nearby valleys. Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector and service industries and tourism. Although Wales shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, a majority of the population in most areas speaks English as a first language, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity and is bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west.
From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the eisteddfod tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team. Rugby union is seen as an expression of national consciousness; the English words "Wales" and "Welsh" derive from the same Germanic root, itself derived from the name of the Gaulish people known to the Romans as Volcae and which came to refer indiscriminately to all non-Germanic peoples. The Old English-speaking Anglo-Saxons came to use the term Wælisc when referring to the Britons in particular, Wēalas when referring to their lands; the modern names for some Continental European lands and peoples have a similar etymology. In Britain, the words were not restricted to modern Wales or to the Welsh but were used to refer to anything that the Anglo-Saxons associated with the Britons, including other non-Germanic territories in Britain and places in Anglo-Saxon territory associated with Britons, as well as items associated with non-Germanic Europeans, such as the walnut.
The modern Welsh name for themselves is Cymry, Cymru is the Welsh name for Wales. These words are descended from the Brythonic word combrogi, meaning "fellow-countrymen"; the use of the word Cymry as a self-designation derives from the location in the post-Roman Era of the Welsh people in modern Wales as well as in northern England and southern Scotland. It emphasised that the Welsh in modern Wales and in the Hen Ogledd were one people, different from other peoples. In particular, the term was not applied to the Cornish or the Breton peoples, who are of similar heritage and language to the Welsh; the word came into use as a self-description before the 7th century. It is attested in a praise poem to Cadwallon ap Cadfan c. 633. In Welsh literature, the word Cymry was used throughout the Middle Ages to describe the Welsh, though the older, more generic term Brythoniaid continued to be used to describe any of the Britonnic peoples and was the more common literary term until c. 1200. Thereafter Cymry prevailed as a reference to the Welsh.
Until c. 1560 the word was spelt Kymry or Cymry, regardless of whether it referred to the people or their homeland. The Latinised forms of these names, Cambrian and Cambria, survive as lesser-used alternative names for Wales and the Welsh people. Examples include the Cambrian Mountains, the newspaper Cambrian News, the organisations Cambrian Airways, Cambrian Railways, Cambrian Archaeological Association and the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. Outside Wales, a related form survives as the name Cumbria in North West England, once a part of Yr Hen Ogledd; the Cumbric language, thought to