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Dame Nellie Melba

  • Marriage

    Dame Nellie Melba got married to Charles Nisbett Frederick Armstrong
  • Child

    She gave birth to her only son, George
  • Debut

    Dame Nellie Melba made her debut as a singer in Melbourne in concerts and recitals
  • Opera Debut

    She made her debut as an opera singer in Brussels
  • Divorce

    She divorced her husband of 18 years after they both sought different career paths
  • Homecoming

    Dame Nellie Melba returned to Australia and travelled to New Zealand for a tour of the two countries
  • Second Australian Tour

    She returned back to Australia for a tour of the Australian Outback where she travelled over 10000 miles
  • War

    She worked to help raise funds for war charities as well as perfoming wartime concerts in North America
  • Appointed Dame

    She was appointed Dame of the British empire
  • Appointed for a second time

    She was elevated to the Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire
  • Last performance

    She performed one of her last concert in Geelong, Melbourne . Although her final performance was a matinee of La bohème in Adelaide
  • Death

    Dame Nellie Melba died, aged 69, from septicaemia which developed after facial surgery
  • Birth

    Dame Nellie Melba was born Helen Porter Mitchell