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Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, Architects of Anthroposophy

Paull, John (2012) Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, Architects of Anthroposophy. Journal of Bio-Dynamics Tasmania, 106, pp. 20-30.

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This paper reveals that the first public lecture in Australia on biodynamic agriculture was held on 26 June 1938 at the home of the architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin at Castlecrag, Sydney. This meeting is a seminal event in the history of the development of organic farming in Australia. The Griffins were responsible for the design of Australia’s capital city, Canberra. They were introduced to Anthroposophy in Australia, with Marion joining the Anthroposophic Society in Australia in 1930 and Walter joining in 1931. They each played an active and prominent role in the discussion, dissemination, presentation and celebration of the thoughts and teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Marion wrote an extensive unpublished memoir of over 1600 typescript pages and this paper draws on that memoir and other primary sources.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner, Canberra, architecture, India, Bob Williams
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Values, standards and certification
Knowledge management
Research affiliation: Australia
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/18809/1/Paull2011KoberwitzEJSS.pdf, http://orgprints.org/19511/1/Paull2011BetteshangerJOS.pdf, http://orgprints.org/15089/1/15089new.pdf, http://orgprints.org/18860/1/Paull2011OlympiadJSDS.pdf
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:21228
Deposited On:28 Sep 2012 11:19
Last Modified:28 Sep 2012 11:19
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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