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Florence BROADHURST

Born: 1899

Died: 1977

Special Achievements: Additional Information: 1926 - Founded a modern Academy of Arts in Shanghai known as the Broadhurst Academy. 1933 - Moved to London, reinvented herself as Madame PELLIER, running a Dress Salon in exclusive Bond Street. 1949 - Returned to Australia to settle in Sydney. Exhibited her paintings at David Jones Art Gallery and entered Archibald Prize for Portraits. Her portrait was also entered. 1959 - Established wallpaper business and monopolised the quality end of Australian market by mid 1970s. Exported to America, Peru, Paris, Middle East and Norway. 'Promising Contralto'- Bundaberg News describing her performances around various towns in Queensland. Won singing competition in 1915. 1920's performed in India and South East Asia and China as a musical comedy star under the name 'Miss Bobby Broadhurst