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A Diva’s Day Out
Nellie Melba’s Return to Lilydale November 8, 1902.
by historian Sue Thompson

This 28 page booklet carries many photographs of the day the Australian opera singer returned to her home town an international star. Read about the first hand accounts of the people and events of that day – the procession, the official welcome and the town picnic all held in her honour.


Size: (22cms x 25cms)
Cost: $14.95
Postage and handling $6


Melba Pays Homage to the Belgians
by historian Sue Thompson.

This small 32 page book highlights Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba’s close links with the Belgians. Melba made her operatic debut at Brussels, she raised funds for the Belgian people during World War I and was decorated for her work by the King of Belgium.


Size 14cms x 20cms 32pps, 25 photographs
Cost: $10
Postage and handling $5


Melba Important Dates of Her life
by Sue Thompson and Wanda McPherson.

This small publication is full of information about the important dates in the life of Australia’s first international opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. It traces her life from her birth to her death, momentous events both professional and personal and her many operatic performances. Also included are photographs of Melba in her famous operatic roles.


Size: 18.5cms x 17cms, 16pps, 30 photographs
Cost: $10
Postage and handling $5


Melba A Family Memoir
by Pamela Vestey

Pamela Vestey is Melba’s only grandchild so this is a unique look at the life of her beloved Gran. The book traces Melba’s life in Australia and overseas and the inclusion of personal letters to her family and many candid never-before-published photographs makes this the definitive book on Melba the opera star and person. Read the book and you will realise that Melba was a truly remarkable person. (Second edition)


Published by Pamela Vestey
Size: 21cms x29cms, 252pps, hard cover 177 photographs
Cost: $25.00
Postage and handling: $10.00


David Mitchell A Forfar Man
By Pamela Vestey

David Mitchell is best remembered as the father of Dame Nellie Melba but in this book his great-granddaughter Pamela Vestey focuses on the man. A stonemason, he arrived in Australia virtually penniless but went on to build many of Melbourne’s landmark buildings and created his own empire for his family. This is the first book written about this man who was an innovative person and a leader in Melbourne’s business community. In many ways, Melba was very like her father.


Published by Pamela Vestey.
Size: 20cm x 26cms, 24pps, soft cover 16 photographs
Cost: $10.00
Postage and handling: $5.00


Melba Lilydale’s Queen of Song
by Sue Thompson

A small publication highlighting Melba’s life and her contribution to the Lilydale district.
Published by the Lilydale & District Historical Society


Size: 14cms x 21cms 8pps self cover 3 photographs
Cost: $4.00
Postage and handling $2.00


Melba The Legend in the Making
By Lilydale & District Historical Society

Produced for the Lilydale & District Historical Society’s 1989 Melba exhibition, this book has information about Melba and the exhibits featured.
Published by the Lilydale & District Historical Society.


Size: 14cms x 21cms 8pps self cover one photograph
Cost: $4.00
Postage and handling $2.00


Melba Australia’s Greatest Daughter
By Lilydale & District Historical Society

CD-ROM for PC computers
A great way to learn about Dame Nellie Melba with easy-to-read text, photographs and sound.
For schools, teacher and students activity kits are also available separately.


Size: 14cms x 12cms
Cost: $10.00
Postage and handling $5.00


Teacher’s Manual and Student Activity Pack
By Lilydale & District Historical Society

Teachers and students activity kits, a great way to learn about Dame Nellie Melba for schools.


Size: 21cms x 30cms 20pps each pack
Cost: $15.00
Postage and Handling $8.00


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Email us your info (and images) to:
info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House:
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Nellie Melba Museum

Contact Details:
Sue Thompson: 0475 219 884
Email: info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au

Share your info with us:
info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House:
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By Appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Nellie Melba Museum

Contact Details:
Sue Thompson: 0475 219 884
info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au

Nellie Melba Museum

Contact Details:
Sue Thompson: 0475 219 884
info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au

Our home is the Old Lilydale Court House:
61 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140
Hours of opening:
By appointment only:
Fridays 1 to 4pm and Saturdays to Mondays 11am to 4pm.
Sundays are preferred.
Closed Public Holidays

Share Your Information
with Nellie Melba Museum!

Sue Thompson: 0475 219 884
info@nelliemelbamuseum.com.au