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Ron Evans interviewed by Steven Guth for the Steven Guth collection on Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1280981
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Evans, Ron, 1951-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1989 Dec. 10 
6 audio tape reels (ca. 98 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, stereo ; 5 in. 
Series

Steven Guth collection on Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin oral history project.

Summary

Evans speaks about Walter and Marion's lifestyle and leisure activities; Griffin's work in Melbourne, including the Capitol Theatre and Newman College; Griffin's problems with bureaucrats; Griffin's working life; personalities of Walter and Marion; vision for Castlecrag; Griffin-designed houses; artistic lifestyle at Castlecrag; the film, Beautiful Middle Harbour; Griffin in India, 1935-1937; Walter's death; Marion's later life in Chicago; Marion's book Magic of America; Griffin's legacy to Canberra.

Notes

Part of a collection about the life of Walter Burley Griffin, his design for Canberra, and geomancy within his design.

Recorded in Canberra on 10 December 1989.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937.  |  Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961.  |  Castlecrag (N.S.W.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Guth, Steven, 1943-2018, Interviewer

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