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  • Title
    Anivitti family papers, 1854-1918
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    MLMSS 5288 ADD-ON 1966
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  • Physical Description
    0.17 metres of textual material (1 box)

    Giuseppe Anivitti was born in Rome in 1842, the eldest son of Luigi Anivitti and his wife Antonia, nee Ermini. He graduated in Philosophy and Law from the University of Rome, practiced as a solicitor and taught history at high school. He arrived in Sydney in the 1880s, and was among the first staff of Saint Patrick's Ecclesiastical College, Manly, in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Giuseppe was naturalised in 1907. His brother, Giulio Anivitti (1851-1881), painter, preceded him to Australia in 1871. Giulio became the first instructor in painting and drawing at the Art Training School, created by the N.S.W. Academy of Art, Sydney, in 1875, and quickly established a reputation as an influential portrait painter. In 1877 Giulio married Ellen McGuigan and returned to Italy two years later, where he died in 1881. Ellen subsequently married Giulio's brother Giuseppe.
  • Scope and Content
    This collection includes pictorial material at P1/A and PXB 284
  • Source
    Presented by Miss Nita Anivitti, granddaughter of Giulio Anivitti, 1992 / The Italians in New South Wales Project
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Finding Aids
    Italians in New South Wales : a guide to archives in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales / compiled by James Andrighetti. Sydney : State Library of NSW Press, 1995 -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No.2 as part of the eRecords Project, 2009-2010
  • General note

    Mainly written in Italian
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