American architects, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin had a dream of creating an “ideal suburb” in Sydney. They founded Castlecrag in the twenties and created a very different community from any other in Australia.
To celebrate History Week, 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 1920s and 30s and further photographs from the 40s and 50s.
When: Sunday 10 September 2017, 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Where: History House auditorium, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $20 General; $15 Concession.
Hosted by Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc.
Image: Photograph by Hermann Junge, c1930. Walter Burley Griffin Society Collection, courtesy Linden Junge.
You mention that some photos were taken by Hermann Junge in the 1920s and 1930s. This is not quite correct.
Junge came to Australia in 1925 and became the agent for Leitz (Germany) in 1929. From them he imported Leica cameras beginning about 1930. So the earliest these photos could have been taken was 1930. This is supported by evidence that indicates that the Leica cameras were not commercially available in Australia until 1930.