Dame Nellie Melba, Australian singer

Dame Nellie Melba, Australian singer

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Caption: Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), Australian opera singer. Discovered in Paris, she made her debut in Brussels in 1887. She is seen here making an experimental radio transmission at the Marconi company, Chelmsford, England, in June 1920. Regular radio broadcasts began in the USA in 1921 and the UK in 1922.

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