The Dame in the tropics: Nellie Melba

O'Brien, Sheilagh (2010) The Dame in the tropics: Nellie Melba. Queensland Historical Atlas, .

Author O'Brien, Sheilagh
Title The Dame in the tropics: Nellie Melba
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-10-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Total pages 1 article
Place of publication St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Other
Formatted abstract
The young ‘Nellie Melba’ moved with her family to Queensland in 1881, living around the Mackay sugar region until fleeing the tropics in 1883 to launch her singing career in Melbourne. Her two years in Queensland were miserable. Despite this, the ‘Melba myth’ remains central to the heritage tourism industry in the town of Marian, part of the Pioneer Valley.

Helen Porter Mitchell, or Nellie Melba as she would later be known, was born in Melbourne. After her mother’s death from illness and the sudden death of a sibling, Melba moved to Queensland early in 1881 when aged twenty, with her father David Mitchell and her sister Annie...
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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