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The walkway was named in honour of Dame Joan Sutherland as the patron of the Festival of Mosman.

Dame Joan graced the stages of all the world`s great opera houses, and sung in nearly sixty different opera roles. In 1975, the diva`s outstanding contribution to opera was recognised when she was made a Dame in the Queen`s New Year`s honours List. Dame Joan`s stage career of more than forty years ended on New Year`s Eve, 1990.

She had decided to retire before her treasured voice declined with age. Her farewell performances drew packed audiences, first in Sydney, and later to the theatre where her dream came true, Covent Garden.


Address:The Esplanade, Sutherland Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.823278
Long: 151.250806
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 19th August, 1983
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Sutherland Walk

To honour Dame Joan Sutherland as patron of the Festival of Mosman

This plaque was officially unveiled on 19 August 1983 by Dame Joan Sutherland, A.C., D.B.E.

K. F. Dryland                                    B. S. J. O`Keefe, Q.C.
Chairman Festival Committee         Mayor 


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