To celebrate History Week and its 2017 theme of ‘Australian popular culture’, the Walter Burley Griffin Society is organising a panel of former residents to discuss living in Castlecrag in the early years of the Griffin-inspired community, covering aspects such as entertainment, fashion, the motor car and public transport, play and toys.
The sons and daughters of people whose parents lived and worked with the Griffins at Castlecrag will share some of their stories in a panel facilitated by heritage specialist Rachel Jackson. To accompany the discussion there will also be a slide show of photographs taken by Hermann Junge during the 1930s and many other photographs from Castlecrag in the 1940s and 50s.
‘After the Griffins – stories from the Castlecrag of the thirties, forties and fifties’
Date: Sunday 10 September 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Venue: History House auditorium, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Afternoon tea will be served afterwards in History House’s grand Victorian reception rooms.
Cost: Adults: $20; Concession and Members (Walter Burley Griffin Society): $15