Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

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Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

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  • Mayo, Lilian Daphne, 1895-1982
  • Mayo, Lilian
  • MacArthur, Lilian.

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Daphne Mayo MBE, sculptor, was born in Sydney in 1895 to English parents. She is noted for her large scale public artworks in Brisbane including the Brisbane Tattersall's Club frieze (1926), the tympanum and concert hall frieze of the new City Hall (1927-30), tympanum and Stations of the Cross for the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Farm (1929-30), Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32), and relief panels for the chapel of Mt Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1929 she co-founded the Queensland Art Fund with friend Vida Lahey. Between 1940 and 1942 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales, perhaps her best-known work. She died in Brisbane in 1982.

"Lilian Macarthur" is a pseudonym of Daphne Mayo's.


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US DLC 2012002486; AU NLA 35658897

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Revised, FF, 14-May-2020.




Judith M. Mackay, 'Mayo, Lilian Daphne (1895–1982)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, accessed online 14-May-2020.

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Revised with alternative forms of name, history, authority record identifier and sources, FF, 14-May-2020.

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