26 June 2022: Film of 'Marjorie Lawrence: the World at her Feet'

Marjorie Lawrence: The World at her Feet


A Wagner Society in NSW in-person event on Sunday 26 June 2022


2.00pm [AEST]: Film of Marjorie Lawrence: the World at her Feet

$25 members / $35 non-members / $10 full-time students

Goethe Institut
Event Hall (upstairs)
90 Ocean Street (cnr Jersey Road)

Members of the public are most welcome!


1: If you plan to attend, please let us know:

— by emailing us at webmaster@wagner.org.au OR
— by registering via this event on our facebook page

This is important - we need to know how many will be attending for the purposes of Covid-19 regulations and catering

2: Payment at the door 


Optional pre-payment: 

— by using your bank's internet banking facilities to send your payment electronically - listing your name - to Westpac Banking Corporation, Paddington NSW Branch.

Account name: The Wagner Society / BSB: 032040 / Account Number: 911323

— by debit or credit card - an e-invoice enabling payment by card will be emailed on request

3. Keeping you safe: please do the following:

— face masks are encouraged
— please don’t attend if you feel unwell / are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms as identified by NSW Health / are required to self-isolate or quarantine.


About the film

Marjorie Lawrence: The World at her Feet is the latest production by documentary film makers Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow. Richard Davis' 2012 biography Wotan’s Daughter: the Life of Marjorie Lawrence inspired the directors to make the film which celebrates the career of the woman who 'was the most famous Australian woman in the world in the 1950s, but now has largely been forgotten,' according to Wayne.

You can view their zoom talk about the film for the Wagner Society here.


About Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow

Dr Carolyn Bilsborow and Wayne Groom

Adelaide-based film-making duo Wayne Groom and Dr Carolyn Bilsborow are well known for making feature documentaries about forgotten people. Wayne Groom has been making feature films, television dramas and international documentaries for over 40 years for his company Australian International Pictures. Dr Carolyn Bilsborow is a filmmaker and Documentary lecturer at the University of South Australia.

Their 2018 work Missing Pieces helped add weight to the push for an exhumation of its subject, the so-called Somerton Man. Another film was Paris or the BushThe Story of the (Murray) Cods which was about the men’s eight rowing crew that represented Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.