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Papers of Dame Joan Hammond, 1928-1994 (bulk 1983-1993) [manuscript]
Bib ID 165368
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Hammond, Joan, Dame, 1912-1996
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1928-1994] 
4.60 m. (21 boxes) + 5 fol. boxes. 
Summary

MS 8648 comprises diaries, correspondence, biographical notes, concert programs, scrapbooks, press cuttings, photographs, music scores, teaching material for the Victorian College of the Arts, speeches and other papers. The papers relate mainly to Dame Joan's career as an opera singer and teacher, but also cover such topics as Presbyterian Ladies' College, Pymble, the loss of Dame Joan's house in the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, the Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera, golf, and Dame Joan's friendship with Lolita Marriott (19 boxes, 2 fol. boxes).

The Acc97.111 instalment comprises cards, letters, an appointment diary, address book, tributes, testimonials, photographs, souvenirs, cassettes and inscribed books. Also included are some large framed pictures and mementos (2 boxes, 3 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Opera singer and music teacher. Joan Hammond was a New Zealand-born opera singer who gained international acclaim during the 1940s and 1950s. After her retirement in 1965 she taught singing at the Victorian College of the Arts and was artistic director of the Victorian Opera Company, 1971-1976. Hammond was also a talented golfer who was three times New South Wales ladies golf champion. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/707081

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8648, MS Acc97.111.

Associated materials: Letters of Dame Joan Hammond to Mr K. Cross, 1971 August 21-1972 September 27 MS Acc12.053.

Related Material Interview with Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 22/3.  Original oil portrait, two original art works, and one trophy; Located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E943.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms8648 
Subjects Hammond, Joan, Dame, 1912-1996 -- Archives.  |  Marriott, Lolita.  |  Presbyterian Ladies' College (Pymble, N.S.W.)  |  Australian Opera.  |  Victoria State Opera.  |  Victorian College of the Arts.  |  Sopranos (Singers) -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Voice teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Opera producers and directors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Opera -- Australia.  |  Golf -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1928-1994 
Occupation Opera singers.  |  Music teachers.  |  Opera producers and directors.  |  Golfers.

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