@ James T Smerk (Posted March 28, 2019 at 11:48 …

Comment on Save Anzac Hill High School: National Trust by Alex Nelson.

@ James T Smerk (Posted March 28, 2019 at 11:48 am): I’ve said it before a number of times, I’ll say it again: The old high school complex on the Anzac Reserve has the richest heritage value of any education campus in the Northern Territory.
Its historical value is very high, and exceeded in Central Australia only by the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, and Arltunga (which last is actually NOT heritage listed).

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Save Anzac Hill High School: National Trust
I am delighted that the National Trust NT has entered the fray in support of saving the old high school.
The timing of the NTG’s announcement calling for expressions of interest for the demolition of the old school is exquisite, to say the least – my understanding is that applications close on April 12, during this year’s annual Heritage Week; and that assessment of the applications will be finalised in May with work to commence late that month – which also happens to coincide with the prestigious Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Conference hosted in Alice Springs May 13 to 17.
What in blazes are the NTG’s ministers and minders smoking on the 5th Floor?


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