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Gertrude Johnson : 14-June-2013
Gertrude Johnson : 14-June-2013
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Gertrude Johnson OBE, once sang with Dame Nellie Melba and was a catalyst for setting up the Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. The star was buried in a humble dirt grave with a commemorative plaque.

In 2004, the Australian Government`s Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous People grants programme provided $3415 to the Australian National Memorial Theatre to place a monument on the grave to mark her contribution to the Australian arts.


Address:Princes Highway & Hotham Street, St Kilda Cemetery, Baptist Compartment A Grave 123, St Kilda East, 3183
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.859545
Long: 145.002672
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
Front Inscription

In memory of Gertrude E. Johnson O.B.E. 1894 - 1973

Founder and Honorary Director of the National Theatre 1935 - 1973


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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