Charity: Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature

An incredible collection of works from the original Melba Gift Book of Australian Art & Literature.

Celebrate the work of some of Australia's most important and well-known artists and authors and discover how they helped our 'Queen of Song' create Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature.

Showcasing original works from this popular book, published in 1915 in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund. Explore the idea of charity, what it meant in wartime and what it means today.

"Among the many 'Gift Books' published by eminent personages in aid of the different war funds, Madam Melba's book, issued by the great songbird... is easily the best."
Blue Mountain Echo 13 August 1915



Create your own mini book with stories, pictures, cartoons, poems, songs, raps and puzzles, just as Melba did for Charity.

Suitable for all ages

Daily throughout January 2018 - 10am–4pm (except public holidays)

FREE, no bookings required


IMAGE CREDIT: Madam Melba by Florence Rodway, courtesy of Simon Collins

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale

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