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Nellie Melba

AKA Helen Porter Mitchell

Born: 19-May-1861
Birthplace: Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Died: 23-Feb-1931
Location of death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [1]
Cause of death: Blood poisoning
Remains: Buried, Lilydale General Cemetery, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Operatic soprano


[1] St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

Father: David Mitchell (builder, b. 16-Feb-1829, d. 25-Mar-1916)
Mother: Isabella
Husband: Charles Nisbett Frederick Armstrong (div., one son)
Son: George
Boyfriend: Philippe, Duke of Orleans (extramarital affair)

    High School: Presbyterian Ladies' College, Burwood
    Teacher: Melbourne Conservatory

    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra President (1921-32)
    Dame of the British Empire 1918
    Scottish Ancestry

Author of books:
Melodies and Memories (1925, memoir)


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