Item Item 4 - Vida Lahey : artist

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UQFL119-Series E-Subseries 1-Item 4


Vida Lahey : artist


  • 1969? (Creation)

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[3], 32 leaves; 30 cm in folder

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Original typescript manuscript of biography of Vida Lahey. The cover has a b&w photograph of Vida Lahey painting with the caption 'Vida Lahey M.B.E.'. This article written for a literary competition of the Society of Women Writers of N.S.W. in 1969. Daphne Mayo wrote it under the pyseudoynm 'Lilian MacArthur' (a combinaton of her first name and the second name of her father, William MacArthur Mayo). It gives an account of Vida Lahey's family history, her artist development, her art, her involvement in encouraging art in Queensland and art for children.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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A photocopy of this manuscript held at F2251.

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Box 12 Folder 5


Prior to rehousing in October 2020, material in this series was housed in Box 1 Folder 7.

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Created, Linda Justo, 15-Oct-2020.




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  • Box: UQFL119 Box 12