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Dame Nellie Melba Honoured with a Google Doodle on 150th Birthday

Google Australia today posted a Doodle to celebrate 150th birthday of Dame Nellie Melba.

Dame Nellie Melba's 150th birthday Google Doodle

“A grand dame in Australian opera, Dame Nellie was one of the most famous singers in Australia’s history. In fact, she was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician, and along with May Whitty, she was one of the first stage performers to be granted a damehood of the Order of the British Empire. Melba was also the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine in April 1927 (and you also may recognise her from her appearance on our $100 note).”

[Source: Google Australia blog]

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