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To celebrate the National Trust’s Heritage Festival and its 2016 theme of ‘Discovery and Rediscovery’, the Walter Burley Griffin Society is organising two events on 16 April.

1. Rediscovering the Griffins’ Castlecrag – guided walk Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.00am – 12.30pm

The internationally renowned suburb of Castlecrag was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1920s as a residential community inspired by the ecological and aesthetic qualities of the landscape of Middle Harbour and its foreshores.

You are invited to take a guided tour past Griffin houses and through some of the reserves and walkways at Castlecrag and learn about their history and the special community that the Griffins fostered at Castlecrag.

Please bring hat, walking shoes and water.
Meet at 136 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag.
Cost: Adults $20; Children $10; Family $50; Concession $15
Members (Walter Burley Griffin Society and National Trust) $15
Come to this event and the Castlecrag talk in the afternoon to enjoy a $5 discount (Castlecrag has many cafés to enjoy lunch between the two events).
Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/JZGG
Further information: info@griffinsociety.org

2. Rediscovering the Griffins’ Castlecrag: the people and places in the 1930s and 40s – Saturday 16 April 2016, 2.30pm – 4pm

A panel of former residents will discuss living in Castlecrag in the early years of the Griffin-inspired community, covering aspects including how the community evolved, children’s play, the landscape, memorable personalities, stories about the Griffins, knitlock, public transport; cars, houses, shops, army camps, street tree plantings. To accompany the discussion there will also be a slide show of photographs from the 1920s and 30s from a recently-discovered collection. Light refreshments provided.

Where: Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Glenaeon Infants School
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
Cost: Adults $20; Children $10; Family $50; Concession $15
Members (Walter Burley Griffin Society and National Trust) $15
Come to this event and also to the walk in the morning to enjoy a $5 discount
Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/JZGG
Further information: info@griffinsociety.org

Moon house at right, with the Cheong house on the left, early 1930s. Photographer Hermann Junge.

Castlecrag residents, including Emma Junge at left, enjoying an al fresco afternoon tea near ‘The Pinnacle’, Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag with Middle Harbour behind. Photographer Hermann Junge, early 1930s.