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Ada Crossley

Join this Vicfix campaign and help complete the story of celebrated Victorian contralto Ada Crossley

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Ada Crossley

From an upbringing in remote Gippsland to the stages of Europe's most prestigious opera houses, Ada Crossley rose to become a favourite of Queen Victoria. The 'Croajingalong Nightingale' returned to Australia for triumphant tours in 1903 and 1908, accompanied by a young Percy Grainger on piano.

Historical Victorian newspaper accounts of these concerts, including descriptions of Ada's stylish attire, bring the story of this remarkable woman to life.

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Ada Crossley

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