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Title

Memorial to Nellie Melba

(circa 1941)

Artist

Margel Hinder

Australia

04 Jan 1906 – 29 May 1995

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Alternate image of Memorial to Nellie Melba by Margel Hinder
Alternate image of Memorial to Nellie Melba by Margel Hinder
  • Details

    Date
    (circa 1941)
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    plaster
    Dimensions
    45.7 x 31.9 x 2.4 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Enid Hawkins 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC322.121.8
    Copyright
    © Estate of Margel Hinder

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    In 1940 a competition was held to design a memorial to Dame Nellie Melba for the Sydney Town Hall. Money for the memorial was provided by the English singer Lord Lurgan. Twelve designs were submitted and the winner chosen by artist and architect John D. Moore, art publisher Sydney Ure Smith and the Lord Mayor of Sydney. Arthur Murch was awarded the prize and his relief plaque was dedicated in May of 1941. This is Margel Hinder's design for the memorial

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