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thumb|Nellie Melba, 1902, by [[Henry Walter Barnett]]
Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 186123 February 1931), born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She took the pseudonym "Melba" from Melbourne, Victoria, her home town.

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