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Papers Rowland Herbert, [c. 1931-1979] [manuscript]
Bib ID 657928
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Herbert, Rowland Bladen Charles, 1900-1981
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1931-1979] 
3 cm. (1 folder, 1 vol.) + 1 sheet. 
Summary

Most of the papers date from the 1970s and relate to Walter Burley Griffin and Herbert's interest in building a Knitlock house at Malua Bay. They include newspaper cuttings on Griffin, 1964-1979; Knitlock notes and specifications; correspondence relating to Griffin, 1975-1979; and papers relating to the Walter Burley Griffin Memorial Design Competition in 1975. Earlier items are a printed Castlecrag estate plan, and 17 small printed perspectives of Griffin's designs for pavilions at the U.P. Industrial and Agricultural Pavilion, Lucknow, India, 1936-1937. The collection also includes a photograph album containing photos taken in the 1930s at Castlecrag depicting pre-development and early development views of the peninsula, scenes at the Griffins' house and Knitlock construction. Other photos dating from the 1970s include shots of houses designed by Griffin, the Oatlands Golf Club in Sydney and Herbert's property at Malua Bay.

Biography/History

Designer and manufacturer. Born Adelaide. Herbert came to Castlecrag, Sydney, on the invitation of Walter Burley Griffin in 1926 to help Griffin with the construction of Knitlock houses. Around 1934 Herbert established a company for the manufacture of playground and gymnasium equipment. In 1973 Herbert retired and bought land at Malua Bay, NSW with the intention of building a Knitlock house.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 8816.

Related Material Copies of photographs and negatives are held by the National Library of Australia in the Pictorial Section. The Historic Houses Trust of NSW and the Museum of Australia also hold some copies.  Griffin's Knitlock manufacturing machines are held by the Museum of Australia. 
Subjects Herbert, Rowland Bladen Charles, - 1900-1981 - Archives.  |  Griffin, Walter Burley, - 1876-1937.  |  Architects - Australia.  |  Architecture, Domestic - New South Wales - Castlecrag - Designs and plans.  |  Castlecrag (N.S.W.) - Buildings, structures, etc.
Time Coverage 1931-1979 

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