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.

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Alan Leary.

Content and structure area

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Contains: audiocassettes.

Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

View selected items in UQ eSpace

Digital copies of some items held in Fryer Library (Restricted) collection in UQ eSpace.

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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, 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.




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