HerStory

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Joan HAMMOND

Also known as: Dame Joan Hammond

Special 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

Additional Information:

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