Key dates in Melba's life


Attempting to create a comprehensive record of Melba's life is a daunting task that is made more difficult because Nellie spent most of her professional life overseas.

That said, during the next few months and years, this website will collect and add more information about our first international diva and a proud Australian.

This chronology is just a summary of events designed to provide a snapshot of Melba's life and that of her family.

To help researchers, I have included references in brackets at the end of the listings. The full citation of the source is in the bibliography.

Click on the link below

  • Bibliography

    Where possible I have included links to other parts of the website where more information is available. Also, other relevant websites have been included should you wish to learn more about the person or the event.

    All comments and contributions, no matter how small, are welcome.

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    Sue Thompson

  • Melba's chronology continues on the following links:

  • 1820 to 1879
  • 1880 to 1899
  • 1900 to 1909
  • 1902 to 1903 Australian Tour
  • 1910 to 1913
  • 1912-1914 - Jan Kubelik tour
  • 1914-1918 The War Years
  • 1919 to 1925
  • 1926 to 1931
  • 1932 to today

    For the story of Melba's life go to:

  • Bibliography

  • To read more about the Mitchell family click on the link below: