Dame Nellie Melba by Alice H

  • Helen 'Nellie' Porter Mitchell BORN

  • Mother Isabella dies

  • Married Charles Nesbitt Fredrick Armstrong

  • Son George born

  • Debuted professionally

  • First went to europe

    she stayed there for almost 20 years
  • Made her professional opera debut in brussels in as Gilda verdi's rigoletto

  • Made convent garden debut

  • Finally gets officially divorced from charlse

  • Period: to

    came to australia for a concert tour

    She had previously been in europe for the past years
  • Did a tour of the Australian outback

  • Bourght a house in Coldstream near Lilydale Victoria

  • First brought Melba-williamson opera company to australia

  • given Dame commander of the British Empire

    It was for charity and supportive help in world war one
  • Autobiography published 'Melodies and Memories'

  • She was the first australian to be on the cover of the time magazine

  • Given Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire

  • Last trip to europe

  • Last performance in London for a charity concert

  • Dame Nellie Melba dided at St vincents hospital sydney aged 69

    she dided of septicaemia which had come from a facial surgery in europe
  • A stained glas window was built of her in the musicians memorial chapel in London