Knight statuette by Daphne Mayo for King's School World War Two Memorial

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 (). Knight statuette by Daphne Mayo for King's School World War Two Memorial.

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Creator Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982
Title Knight statuette by Daphne Mayo for King's School World War Two Memorial
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2018
Series Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 22 x 17 cm.
Source Daphne Mayo Collection, UQFL119, Box 4, Folder 18, item 6
Rights Copyright expired
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Daphne Mayo collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, artworks, tools, photographs, photographic albums, books, art exhibition catalogues, newspaper clippings, minutes, receipts, financial files, hand written notes and ephemera.

Daphne Mayo, sculptor, born in Sydney in 1895, created in Brisbane the Tattersall's Club frieze (1926), the tympanum and concert hall frieze of the new City Hall (1927-30), tympanum and Stations of the Cross for the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Farm (1929-30), Queensland Women's War Memorial, Anzac Square (1929-32), relief panels for the chapel of Mt. Thompson Crematorium (1934). In 1940-42 she completed the bronze doors for the Public Library of New South Wales. She was a co-founder of the Queensland Art Fund in 1929. She died in 1982.
Keyword Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982 -- Archives
Sculptors -- Queensland
Sculpture, Australian -- Queensland -- 20th century
King's School (Parramatta, N.S.W.)
War memorials -- Australia -- New South Wales
World War, 1939-1945 -- War memorials and Rolls of honour
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Acknowledgements Digitisation made possible from donations to the UQ Library.
Additional Notes Photograph of knight statuette for the World War Two Memorial, commissioned for King's School War Memorial Chapel in Parramatta, created by Daphne Mayo between 1948 to 1952. The Memorial was dedicated on 8 February 1953. The complete work includes a knight in armour, flanked by memorial panels bearing the name of past students killed in Second World War. The work in made from bronze with enamel school crests on the side panels. Inscribed on the top of the work: WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN. At the lower sides: 1939 1945. (Information from McKay, J. (1981). Daphne Mayo, sculptor. (Masters dissertation, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia). Retrieved from

Photograph from Box 4, 'Photographs: Sydney works 1940-1960', Folder 18 'Kings school Parramatta N.S.W War Memorial 1948-1953 no. 161'.
Title devised by Library staff based on accompanying documentation, and referenced source.

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