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10.00am to 3.00pm Castlecrag Shopping Village, Edinburgh Road and The Postern

The Walter Burley Griffin Society will once again have a stall at the biennial fair organised by the Castlecrag Progress Association.

The Society will have on display some knitlock tiles, a concrete building block developed by Walter Burley Griffin and David Charles Jenkins, patented in 1917. The segmental building system was used to build several Griffin designed houses in Castlecrag and a number in Melbourne.

A new book about the fascinating Melson house, designed by Griffin at Rock Crest Rock Glen, Mason City, Iowa, USA, will be for sale. It is titled The Melson House Revealed: An Owner’s Perspective and is by Peggy Bang. Also for sale will be greeting cards with two of Marion Mahony Griffin’s magnificent forest portraits.

Castlecrag Community Fair Sunday 7 June 2015 |

The Society’s stall at the Castlecrag Community Fair 2011 with a close-up of the showcase with knitlock tiles and photograph of a knitlock machine used to manufacture the knitlock tiles. The actual machine is on display at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra