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Dame Nellie Melba footage found in Adelaide law firm – ABC News

The National Film and Sound Archive releases a video of opera singer Dame Nellie Melba at her outer Melbourne home in the 1920s, ahead of the 160th anniversary…



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Rare footage of Dame Nellie Melba has been found in an Adelaide law firm by a lawyer moving into a new office.

  • Dame Nellie Melba was a famous Australian opera singer who lived from 18611931
  • A lawyer found rare footage of her in a box in his office
  • It has been published on the National Film and Sound Archive website 

The 1927 film is the longest surviving footage of Dame Nellie Melba in Australia, before her death a few years later.
Adelaide patent lawyer Don Angus found the eight-minute-long film…

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