Collection UQFL156 - Daisy Marchisotti Papers

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Daisy Marchisotti Papers


  • 1905-1985 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

33 boxes, 1 parcel.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Daisy Marchisotti was born in 1904. She worked as a stenographer. In the 1940s her interest in the left-wing movement developed and she became an activist. Marchisotti became a member of the Communist Party of Australia, and in the 1950s left a better-paying job to work for the CPA. In 1964, she was part of the women's delegation for the CPA to the Soviet Union. Marchisotti also worked for Aboriginal corporations and edited the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders newsletter. She wrote articles on the CPA, Aboriginal affairs and racism.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1905-1982.
Collection alternatively titled as: Daisy Marchisotti Collection.

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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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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Publication note

The Australian women's register, AWH002398

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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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OCLC Number

223147530 ; 1096573628

Libraries Australia ID

23255181 ; 63015146

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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