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Educational links

Website with information about the Federal Capital Design Competition and the Griffin plans, with links to a page on how they were prepared. Produced jointly by the National Archives of Australia, National Capital Authority and the National Library of Australia.
http://www.idealcity.org.au/index.html

Primary and secondary teachers’ kits developed by the National Capital Authority to provide a curriculum-based educational resource to support the story of Canberra at the National Capital Exhibition. This permanent exhibition is located at Regatta Point in Commonwealth Park, Canberra, and tells the story of the establishment of the National Capital through the use of innovative and interactive exhibits. The Exhibition is promoted as the essential first stop for school groups visiting Canberra. It allows students to understand the city and its historical background and to orient themselves prior to exploring the National Capital.
http://education.nationalcapital.gov.au/

The Teaching Heritage of NSW website is a professional website to assist teachers. It includes photos of Willoughby Incinerator and the Fishwick House at Castlecrag, Sydney
www.teachingheritage.nsw.edu.au/2timelines/2index.html

Website with information about the Griffins lives and work on  three continents, and about a documentary film Walter Burley Griffin In His Own Right produced by Will-TV in the USA.
www.pbs.org/wbgriffin/index.htm

Exhibitions

Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature
September 23 – December 4, 2005
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
An exhibition devoted entirely to Mahony Griffin’s graphic work showcasing the Museum’s wonderful collection of Mahony Griffin’s tree portraits and architectural presentation drawings.
www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/exhibitions/past/griffin.html

A Vision Splendid: How the Griffins imagined Australia’s Capital
May – September2002
National Archives of Australia, Canberra
www.naa.gov.au/Exhibitions/griffins/griffins.html

Beyond architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India
22 July 1998 – March 1999
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
www.powerhousemuseum.com/previous/griffin.asp

Books

The Magic of America: Electronic Edition, Marion Mahony Griffin, published by the Art Institute of Chicago, online only, August 2007 http://www.artic.edu/magicofamerica/

Beyond architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India, Anne Watson (editor) published by Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, Australia
www.powerhousemuseum.com/publications/beyond_architecture.asp Canberra following Griffin: A Design History of Australia’s National Capital, Paul Reid, published by National Archives of Australia
https://shop.naa.gov.au/browse_cat.php?cat=38#318

A Vision Splendid: How the Griffins Imagined Australia’s Capital, Christopher Vernon, booklet published by National Archives of Australia
https://shop.naa.gov.au/browse_cat.php?cat=38#293

Walter Burley Griffin in America Photographs and Essay by Mati Maldre
Essay, Catalog, and Selected Bibliography by Paul Kruty
www.press.uillinois.edu/s96/maldre.html

Griffin buildings

The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne was bought by RMIT University in 1999. The theatre interior and its magnificent lighting has since been restored.
www.rmit.edu.au/heritage/capitol.htm

Newman College, Melbourne University, Melbourne.
www.newman.unimelb.edu.au/

Community groups

Castlecrag Progress Association, Sydney
www.castlecrag.org.au/

The Haven Amphitheatre, Castlecrag, Sydney
www.thehaven.com.au/index.php

Ranelagh Residents Association, Mount Eliza, Melbourne
www.communityguide.com.au/community.cfm?/morningtonpeninsula/site
/communitygroups/heritageandhistory/ranelaghresidents/

Eaglemont Estate, Heidelberg, Melbourne
Heidelberg Historical Society
http://member.telpacific.com.au/heidhist/pages/dawndavis01.html

Non-government heritage groups

The Walter Burley Griffin Society of America established in 1999
www.wbgriffinsociety.org

The Australian Garden History Society is committed to the conservation of significant cultural landscapes and historic gardens throughout Australia
www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au

The Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW Inc. is based in New South Wales, Australia and was founded in 1995, with the aim of protecting and promoting 20th century architectural and design heritage in the state.
www.twentieth.org.au

Art Deco Society of NSW
www.angelfire.com/retro/artdeconsw/

Art Deco Society Inc. established Melbourne 1992
www.artdeco.org.au/welcome.html

National Trust of Australia, New South Wales Chapter owns the Stella James House designed by Walter Burley Griffin and built at Avalon, Sydney.
www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/default.asp

Government heritage organisations

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
www.hht.net.au

Heritage Office, a State government agency based in Parramatta, New South Wales
www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Department of Environment and Heritage
www.deh.gov.au/heritage/national/sites/20architecture-factsheet.html#walter

Australian Heritage Commission
www.ahc.gov.au/index.html

Images and architectural drawings

Picture Australia is an Internet based service that allows you to search many significant online pictorial collections including an extensive collection of Griffin images from the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the State Library of Victoria and others.
www.pictureaustralia.org/

The Block Museum of Art at the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA has a large archive of Griffin Architectural Drawings
www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/collections/works-on-paper.html

Research materials

The Harrison Papers are a comprehensive collection of personal papers, correspondence, writings by Peter Harrison and research materials relating to Walter Burley Griffin, town planning and urban development particularly in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms8347

The National Capital Authority plans, enhances, promotes and maintains Canberra as the nation’s capital on behalf of all Australians. It is a Statutory Agency of the Australian Government, established under the ACT (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988
www.nationalcapital.gov.au/understanding/history/

Heritage controls

Willoughby City Council is the local council responsible for the Griffin Conservation Area, Castlecrag , Sydney
http://202.148.138.211/DCP.html

Heritage Victoria
www.heritage.vic.gov.au/page_365.asp?ID=365&zoom
_query=walter%20Burley%20Griffin&zoom_per_page=10&zoom_and=0

Heritage Office, Department of Planning, New South Wales
www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Awards

The Marion Mahony Griffin Award presented each year by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter
www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=1.17.3138.3143.4323.5492.5495

Detail from portrait

Author

The Society is indebted to Anne Watson, editor of Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India.  Sydney, Powerhouse Publishing, 1998, and to research by Peter Navaretti, Dr Jeff Turnbull and Robert F McKillop.

Further reading

The Society is indebted to Anne Watson, editor of Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India.  Sydney, Powerhouse Publishing, 1998, and to research by Peter Navaretti, Dr Jeff Turnbull and Robert F McKillop.