Woman Rossi, Daisy (1879 - 1974)

18 January 1879
South Australia, Australia
Victoria, Australia
Artist, Designer and Writer
Alternative Names
  • Bright, Eva (Pen name)
  • Poole, Daisy Temple (Married Name)
  • Temple, Mary (Pen name)

Written by Dorothy Erickson, Independent Scholar

Daisy Mary Rossi was a leading Western Australian artist, designer and writer. She moved in influential government, artistic and feminist circles. Rossi exhibited in the First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work in Victoria (1907), taught at the Fremantle Technical School, worked as an interior designer and became the first female member of the Town Planning Association in 1917.

Published Resources

Magazine Articles

  • Nunn, Mary, The Wildflower Paintings of Daisy Rossi, Trust News, vol. 196, Perth, Western Australia, December 1996, 8 - 9 pp. Details


  • Bennett, Christobel, 'Rossi: Artist and Citizen in Early Twentieth Century Perth', BAHons thesis, The University of Western Australia: Department of History, 1998. Details

Online Resources

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