The National Trust Tasmania is a non-government member based community organization which works to identify and conserve Tasmanias heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. The Trust has been operating in Tasmania since 1960 and was formed to acquire The Hollies (Franklin House) a fine late Georgian house built in 1838 on the outskirts of Launceston.
The Trust is supported by its members and volunteers. Its achievements have included the documentation and preservation of cultural heritage throughout the state, and the raising of awareness of heritage values of heritage through a range of programs.
Through the work of the Trust a number of significant heritage properties throughout the state now belong to the Tasmanian community.