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Records of the Walter Burley Griffin Society, 1913-1959
Bib ID 8041546
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
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Walter Burley Griffin Society
 
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Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1913 and 1959] 
1.25 m (1 box) + 1 map folio. 
Summary

The collection comprises a booklet produced by Greater Sydney Development Association showing Castlecrag and its buildings from circa 1922 to circa 1926; a booklet containing descriptions and illustrations of buildings designed and constructed by Walter Burley Griffin using knitlock; program for the 1936 annual Anthroposophical Festival; carbon copy of typed reference by Walter B. Griffin written for Louise Lightfoot; copy of a thesis on the work of Walter Burley Griffin by Robert Meyer; eight page original contract dated 1 November 1934, signed by Eric M. Nichols and Walter B. Griffin on behalf of the Greater Sydney Development Association, and by E. A. Deans; five page typewritten essay written by C. C. D. Brammall in 1947 and annotated by Edgar Deans describing the Griffins' aims to build a Sydney suburb of Castlecrag; newsletter published by the Cumberland County Council, Cumberland; The Federal Capital: Report Explanatory of the Preliminary General Plan from 1913; illustrated plan of the subdivision of Castlecrag Estate, produced by the Greater Sydney Development Association.

Biography/History

The Walter Burley Griffin Society was established in 1988 in Sydney to commemorate the lives and works of Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937) and Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) and to promote the environmental ideals and community life they fostered in Australia.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS 10492.

Associated materials: Papers of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony collected by Eric Nicholls, 1900-1947 MS 9957.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1107150578

Subjects Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937.  |  Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961.  |  Walter Burley Griffin Society -- Archives.  |  Architects -- Australia.  |  Architecture -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1913-1959 
Occupation Architects.
Other authors/contributors Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937  |  Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961  |  Greater Sydney Development Association Limited

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