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The National Endangered Skills and Trade Show 2022


Dates: 14th to 16th October

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Kingston Bus Depot 


Date: 14th October

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: National Museum of Australia


The National Endangered Skills and Trades Show is an annual event run by Endangered Heritage to showcase artisans, makers, and repairers equipped with years of traditional knowledge. These traditional knowledge and skills are essential parts of our history.

However, these essential trades all face the same challenge, they are not allowed to take on apprentices. A situation that will cement their end if nothing is done. NESTS strives to give these traders the foundation to promote their knowledge and craft, inspiring a new generation of blacksmiths, weavers, horologists etc. 

NESTS 2022 will include demonstrations of these traditional trades. Traders from all over Australia will be showcasing their skills and crafts at the Demonstrations on the 14th to the 16th of October at the Kingston Bus Depot. As part of the event, there will also be a seminar with speakers from various backgrounds talking to the theme of Heritage Trades for Environmental Sustainability. The Seminar will be conducted in the National Museum of Australia on the 14th of October and will be live-streamed for those who are unable to make it in person.





Seminar 2022

Date: 14th October

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: National Museum of Australia 

On the night of the 14th, speakers from various backgrounds such as:

  • the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  • Prince's Trust Australia

  • the Mexican Embassy

  • Bilbie XR Labs (a First Nations social impact cultural design company)

Will gather with members of these trades, a saddler and conservator, to discuss the theme of “Heritage Trades for Environmental Sustainability”.


The seminar will be livestreamed for those unable to make it in person. Registrations for both livestream and in-person tickets will be through Eventbrite.

Demonstrations 2022

Dates: 14th to 16th October

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Kingston Bus Depot 

Demonstrations will be running from the 14th to the 16th of October at the Kingston Bus Depot.


There will be demonstrations to watch, opportunities to talk with the artisans about their trade, as well as the chance to browse the wares brought by the artists.


Entry price for this event will be one gold coin donation.

Please note that while attendance for demonstrations will not require registration, due to the large numbers expected in the event, SCHOOL GROUPS WILL HAVE TO BOOK.


If interested, please call 02 6280 6280. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in sponsoring or participating in this event.
We hope to see you there!


In organising this event, we wish to acknowledge the First Nations people. For over 60,000 years, the Indigenous community cared for country with land management techniques that worked with the environment. Using traditional techniques and knowledge cultivated throughout generations, they created a system that was both sustainable and supplied them with the resources they needed. There is a lot for us to learn from them in terms of traditional trades that promote environmental sustainability. 

Many indigenous people have been lamenting the loss of their traditional knowledge and trades for over a century. Indigenous skills and trades such as tracking, land management with fire, weaving, and more have been grievously unrecognised and as Australians, we all have a responsibility to protect and preserve this heritage knowledge. This is why we sincerely hope that NESTS will be able to serve as a platform to showcase traders working with both indigenous as well as non-indigenous skills and trades.

Hosted By

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Old Bus Depot

2022 Speakers at the National Endangered Skills and Trade Show Seminar

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Prince's Trust
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