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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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2004|
In memory of Gertrude E. Johnson O.B.E. 1894 - 1973
Founder and Honorary Director of the National Theatre 1935 - 1973