Also known as: Dame Joan HammondSpecial Achievements:
First Soprano ever invited from Britain to sing opera in Russia and in Russian.
Presented 'Lifetime Achievement Award' as part of annual presentation of Victorian Green Room Awards.
1972 - Decorated - CMG
1974 - Decorated - DBE
Head of Vocal Studies, School of Music at Victorian College of the Arts
'Hammond -v- The Crown' saw her win rights for artists to claim hotel and travel expenses as tax deductions.
Her home and all her possessions were destroyed in Ash Wednesday bushfires