By Janeen Brian, illustrated by Claire Murphy
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia’s history, including opera star Dame Nellie Melba.
Dame Nellie Melba was Australia’s first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War One and today she is commemorated on Australia’s hundred dollar banknote. This is the story of how she rose to fame, and how she brought opera to Australians in the city and in the bush.
From Ned Kelly to Banjo Paterson; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet … series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia’s history.