- 1905-1985 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
33 boxes, 1 parcel.
Name of creator
Daisy Marchisotti, activist, was born Daisy Irving in 1904. After developing an interest in left-wing causes in the 1940s, Marchisotti became a member of the Communist Party of Australia in the 1950s, and left her job as a stenographer to work for the party. She was a member of the 1964 Communist Party delegation to the Soviet Union. Marchisotti also had an interest in Indigenous issues, and was a member of several groups fighting for Aboriginal rights, including the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (FCAATSI) for which she was editor of the newsletter. In 1982 she was arrested, aged 78, while protesting the treatment of Aboriginal people during the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1905-1982.
Collection alternatively titled as: Daisy Marchisotti Collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Received from Alan Leary.
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Scope and content
Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, articles, cards, photographs, publications, typescripts, manuscripts, booklets, notebooks, diaries, theatre programmes, agendas, constitutions, minutes, reports, receipts, accounts, legislation, research material, notes, press statements, propaganda, submissions, tapes, posters, plans, family history, map, Aboriginal flag.
Bulk of papers from 1961 to 1982.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Digital copies of some items held in Fryer Library (Restricted) collection in UQ eSpace.
Related units of description
The Australian women's register, AWH002398
This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Revised, SJB, 18-Nov-2022. Revised, AM, 30-Aug-2022. Revised, Linda Justo, 16-Jul-2021. Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.