Rossi, Daisy Mary (1879-1974)

Also known as
Temple, Mary (1879-1974)
Temple, MaryTemple Poole, Daisy (1879-1974)
Temple Poole, Daisy (1879-1974)
Field of activity
Artist; Writer; Painter; Art Teacher; Town Planner; Art Critic
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1462691

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Daisy Mary Rossi (1879-1974), artist and writer, was born on 18 January 1879 at Upper Wakefield, South Australia, fourth of eight children of William Rossi, a civil servant of Italian parentage, and his...

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Daisy Mary Rossi was the first woman member of the Town Planning Board in Perth, WA. She made a number of interesting statements such as, "Why should Australia always be represented by dull colored bush, huge, unwieldy eucalypts? We should have more frequently artists who will rise up and say, "Australia shall be shown in riotous, beautiful, blatant coloring".

painter, art critic and town planner, was born in South Australia on 18 January 1879, fourth of the eight children of William and Julie Rossi. She studied art at the Adelaide School of Design and had established a modest reputation as a portrait painter before moving to Western Australia in 1905, where she continued her painting studies under Florence Fuller . Daisy received a number of portrait commissions and a large portrait by her won a certificate at the 1907 Women’s Work Exhibition at Melbourne. Encouraged by Fuller, Rossi went to London and studied at the Grosvenor School under Walter Donne, winning first and second prizes for poster drawing. She visited France and saw the work of the Impressionists. On her return to Perth, she secured work in the Art Department at Fremantle Technical School in 1911. She held a solo exhibition in 1915, and her work of this period shows the strong impact that French Impressionism had made on her. Included were oil paintings of WA wildflowers, the subject for which she is best known locally. In December 1918, at the age of thirty-nine, Daisy married the architect George Temple-Poole but continued to use 'Rossi’ as her painting name. In 1920 their only child, Iseult, was born and Daisy became immersed in family life. As well, she became the first woman member of the Town Planning Board and wrote for various magazines and newspapers. In 1920 a devastating studio fire destroyed most of the work she had done in ...

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  • fl. c.1905 - c.1949

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Perth, WA
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the University of Western Australia
  • British Empire Exhibition
  • Women's Work Exhibition
  • Trust the Women,
  • (see also) Portrait Commissions
  • (see also) First and second prizes for poster drawing
  • (see also) Women's Work Exhibition
  • (see also) Fuller, Florence
  • (see also) Mouchette, Berthe Julie Lucie
  • (see also) Rossi, Julie
  • (see also) Rossi, William
  • (see also) Donne, Walter
  • (see also) Temple-Poole, George
  • (see also) Temple-Poole, Iseult
  • (see also) Andrews, Annie
  • (see also) Heap, Amy Elizabeth
  • (see also) Town Planning Board
  • (see also) Rossi School of Art

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  1. Daisy Mary Rossi, 1879-1974 / prepared by Joy Maynard
    Maynard, Joy (Joy Denise)
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. Interview with Dame Rachel Cleland, Margaret and Barbara Evans in 2000 / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
    Cleland, Rachel, Dame, 1906-2002
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    Interview with Dame Rachel Cleland, Margaret and Barbara Evans in 2000 / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
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  3. The Daisy Rossi wildflower story : a new installation and interpretation / curated and designed by Shirley Daffen
    Daffen, Shirley
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Collection of interviews about Daisy Rossi and her art / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
    Daffen, Shirley
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
    At WA State Library
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  5. Opening of the Daisy Rossi Exhibition at the National Trust (WA) with speeches by David Dolan, Dame Rachel Cleland and Tom Perrigo
    Dolan, David
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
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    Opening of the Daisy Rossi Exhibition at the National Trust (WA) with speeches by David Dolan, Dame Rachel Cleland and Tom Perrigo
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  6. Floor talks about the Daisy Rossi Wildflower Exhibition at the National Trust (WA) in 2001 / by Shirley Daffen
    Daffen, Shirley
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
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    Floor talks about the Daisy Rossi Wildflower Exhibition at the National Trust (WA) in 2001 / by Shirley Daffen
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  7. Interview with Simon West in 2000 / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
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    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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  8. Interview with Gretchen Anketell in 2000 / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
    Anketell, Gretchen Kathleen, 1908-2004
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
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    Interview with Gretchen Anketell in 2000 / interviewed by Shirley Daffen
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  9. Shirley Daffen papers
    Daffen, Shirley
    [ Unpublished : 2000-2002 ]
    At WA State Library
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  1. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1930.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Monday 13 July 1931 [Issue No.90 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2419

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    ... Bay. Burton, Clarissa Elsie, Girraween-road, Pendle Hill. Burton, Gwendoline Mary, Daisy ... . Ackman, Mary Giovanni, St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst. Adair, Beryl, Fort-street, Maryborough ... 61571 words
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  2. REGISTER OF NURSES FOR 1932.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 31 May 1933 [Issue No.82 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1835

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    ... -road, Pendle HilL Burton, Ettie Estella, 95 William Henry street, Ultimo. Burton, Gwendoline Mary, Daisy ... . Armstrong, 12 Nancy-street, North Bondi. Ackman, Mary Giovanni, St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlingiiurst. Adair ... 70417 words
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    ... Minister for Health. GENERAL NURSES. A ABBERFIELD, Daisy Allene, Tremayne, Manilla. Abberton, Anastasia ... , 12 Nancy-street, North Bondi. Ackman, Mary Giovanni, St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst. Adair ... 101653 words
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    ... OBITUARY MRS. MARY D. HAMMILL The death occurred suddenly this morning at 1.30 of Mrs. Mary Dawson ... three sons, Ray Hammill (Yass), J. W. and K. Hammill and one daughter, Miss Mary Hammill (Roseville ... 877 words
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