Historical information

Singer Dame Nellie visited Melba Cave Hill, her father David Mitchell's property, on 8 November 1902. She was received with great enthusiasm after her triumphant career in the opera houses of Europe.


The book has photos of the official reception of Melba in Lilydale and the informal picnic at Cave Hill that followed.

Physical description

Stapled book with stiff cream coloured cover, oval photo of procession through the streets of Lilydale, November 8,1902
Sue Thompson
Roundabout Publishing Pty Ltd

Inscriptions & markings

'Paula Herlihy 2010' in pencil at top of title page.