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A park commemorates opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba.
Helen Porter Mitchell adopted the professional name Melba to acknowledge her birthplace, Melbourne. She began to study singing seriously after her marriage in 1882. Following appearances in Sydney and London, she made her operatic debut in Brussels in 1887.
It was the start of a phenomenal 38-year career on the world stage. In 1909 Melba undertook a sentimental tour of Australia, and was greeted with adulation wherever she went. During the war, international travel was restricted, but she was energetic in her war work. Melba was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 1918 and elevated to Dame Grand Cross in the order in 1927.
|Address:||Coppin Street, Dame Nellie Melba Park, Richmond, 3121|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.819444|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.