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Municipal Arch, Federation celebrations, Melbourne 1901

This is a glass plate negative stereograph depicting the Municipal Arch, Princes Bridge, constructed as part of the Federation celebrations in Melbourne, May 1901. In the image a horse and buggy is being driven towards us. This view from the south shows the prow of a galley ship, the Ship of State, in the centre of the ...

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Walter Burley Griffin, c1928

This black-and-white photograph shows the American architect and planner Walter Burley Griffin. The photograph was probably taken during his Castlecrag, New South Wales, residential development period. It shows him seated at a desk, head down with architectural tool in hand, possibly working on a photograph of a house.

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A plan for Canberra, 1912

This coloured site plan is from entry number 29, the winning entry in the 1912 international competition to design a new national capital for Australia. Entered by the US architect Walter Burley Griffin, it is headed 'Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition'. At the bottom is printed 'City and environs'. The ...

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Levelling land at Parliament House, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of men and teams of draught horses levelling land in front of the provisional Parliament House (now known as Old Parliament House) in preparation for the development of lawns and garden beds for the House of Representatives garden.

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 9

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'The man who conceived and planned the model Suburb, blending his Architecture with Nature's ...

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Castlecrag Estate, 1928 - asset 11

This is an excerpt from a 1928 black-and-white silent film called 'Beautiful Middle Harbour' that promotes Castlecrag Estate, a residential development on Middle Harbour in Sydney's north shore suburbs. The opening intertitle reads: 'Mr. Griffen [sic] and Directors of Castlecrag Estate review the progress of the Model Suburb ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 22

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your house and mine'. Set to music, it shows three double-storey buildings. A voice-over mentions four Melbourne architects, Robert Joseph Haddon, F Keith Cheetham, Geoffrey Mewton and Roy Grounds, and refers to the Modern movement ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 23

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your house and mine'. It is set to music with a voice-over telling of the emergence of 'a Port Phillip idiom of building for enjoyment'. Several houses with large windows are shown, many with Australian native trees nearby and ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 24

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 titled 'Your house and mine'. It has a musical background and voice-over. A triangular house on poles is shown as the narrator wonders 'What will come next?' for 'the young Melbourne architect of today'. A male architect rolls out a sheet ...

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'Your house and mine', 1954 - asset 21

This is a clip from a 22-minute colour documentary made in Melbourne, Victoria in 1954 and titled 'Your house and mine'. It is set to music and a narrator describes the contributions of Harold Desbrowe-Annear and Walter Burley Griffin to Melbourne architecture. A double-storey house designed by Annear, an L-shaped house ...

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No Fences, No Boundaries, c1960: A brief sketch of Walter Burley Griffin

This clip shows photographs of Walter Burley Griffin, his home and his architectural drawings, accompanied by a voice-over describing his family background, his involvement in the Chicago architectural scene and his design philosophies. It also shows photographs of the men who were key influences on him, Louis Sullivan ...

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In the Mind of the Architect - Keeping the Faith, 2000: Designing for the law

This clip shows Paul Katsieris, a principal architect at the architectural firm Hassell, describing design features of the Commonwealth Law Courts in Melbourne. The camera follows him through the building as he explains the reasoning behind elements such as the pivoting front door and the entry pavilion. The clip ends with ...

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Wanda Spathopoulos remembers the Griffins, 2006

This is an edited sound recording of 83-year-old Wanda Spathopoulos remembering US architects Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahoney Griffin. Spathopoulos describes the couple as she found them at the Castlecrag Estate in Sydney, which was designed by Walter Griffin in the 1920s. The recording was made in May ...

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What house is that?

This is an interactive streetscape of nine houses, each from a different era and of different styles. They represent the nine main housing styles in Victoria. Information about each of the houses includes: features and style; the Architect; designers; historical observations; house owners; and general social history of ...

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Victorian Heritage Database

This is a rich, interactive resource that lists Victoria’s most significant heritage: places, objects, shipwrecks and archaeological sites. It has four main sections: Introduction; Explore heritage map; Recommended tours; and Timeline browser. The Explore heritage map searches for sites and provides information and images ...

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Heritage Council Victoria: resources for teachers and students

This is a collection of resources exploring Victoria’s history and heritage. There are four main sections. The Victoria's Framework of Historical Themes section includes a downloadable teacher guide and lesson starters, it is organised in historical themes. The Vic-Heritage App section provides search functionality to find ...