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Club Dinner Meeting – “Celebrating Melba”

May 9, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

SPEAKER –  SUE THOMPSON …..President of the Lilydale & District Historical Society

Information on the Society can be found at http://www.lilydalehistorical.com.au/

TOPIC –  “Celebrating Melba”  Dame Nellie Melba was born on the 19th May 1861, and is buried in the old Lilydale Cemetery.


Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), prima donna, was born Helen Porter Mitchell on 19 May 1861 at Richmond, Melbourne, eldest surviving of ten children of David Mitchell, building contractor, and his wife Isabella Ann, née Dow. Her father’s business acumen and strict code of behaviour strongly influenced Melba, who later declared that of all the men she had known he had meant most to her. Her mother shared her husband’s taste for music and proficiently played a number of instruments including the family harmonium; she was the girl’s first music teacher.  




May 9, 2017
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


L’AUBURGE French Cafe
LILYDALE, 3140 Australia
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Contact the Rotary Club of Lilydale

Postal Address:    P.O. Box 127, Lilydale, Victoria  3140

Telephone:     0423 558 833

E-Mail Address:   [email protected]

Web Page:          www.rotarylilydale.org.au





Meeting Details

The Rotary Club of Lilydale currently meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet at York on Lilydale, start arriving from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start.

Enter the Function room via Carpark. In the foyer look out for RCL sandwich board.
Register @ RCL check-in desk inside the Function room.

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