Ada Jemima CROSSLEY
Also known as: née Crossley, Ada Muecke
Born: 3 March 1871
Died: 17 October 1929Additional Information:
Member of a pioneering South Gippsland family.
Her husband was a doctor (throat specialist).
Early years sang in all churches of Tarraville Village, Victoria.
Singer - Oratorio Music - Contralto.
1895 - Made London Debut at Queen's Hall.
Also understudied and replaced Dame Clare BUTT in London performances.
Made several Australia tours and in South Africa.
Image - Ada Crossley
Description: Ada Jemima Crossley (1871-1929), by Talma & Co, 1901-05 La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria, H37081/23 Date: circa 1900 Source: http://adb.anu.edu.au/uploads/adb/5829/thumbs/A080176_246x550.jpg Author: Talma & Co Permission: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
Wikimedia Commons: File:Ada Crossley c1900 A080176.jpg
She spun a coin – then her voice did the rest. The Herald. March 7, 1963:21.
Document - Ada CROSSLEY
Provided by her niece-in-law Beryl WILMOT.
Compiled for the Varram & District Historical Society by Margery Missen and Dorothy Giles.