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Melba House
Marian, Mackay Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

07 4954 4299
pvtda@qld.chariot.net.au

Description

Her soft brown eyes captured the hearts of men, her voice cast a magic spell on audiences in London, Paris and many other cities in Europe as well as the United States of America, the legendary diva Dame Nellie Melba.

Few know that the acclaimed opera singer spent the first year of her married life in a small house right here in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, in Marian.

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And the house where the diva with the golden voice lived, is now open to the public for free. It shows a beautiful array of photos, recordings, memorabilia, books and furniture of her time. All this has been lovingly reconstructed by members and supporters of the Pioneer Valley Tourism and Development Association.

The 132 year old house was rescued from demolition by the Mirani Shire Council who restored the run down building and transported it from Marian Mill to a more prominent riverbank setting along the main Eungella Road in Edward Lloyd Park two kilometres from the heart of Marian.

The house boasts an arts and craft shop featuring an extensive array of locally handmade gifts and souvenirs and is the home to the Pioneer Valley Visitor Information Centre.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Other Information

Disabled:
Wheelchair access is available and assistance can be provided with access. Disabled parking and toilets available.

How To Get There:
From the South: Self drive from Mackay, travel west along the Peak Downs Highway for seven kilometres. Turn right onto Eungella Road. Travel 16,5km. Turn right into Edward Lloyd Park where Melba House is situated.
From the North: turn right off the Bruce Highway at Marian Hampden Road. Travel 9km. Turn Left onto Eungella Road. Travel 2km. Turn Left into Edward Lloyd Park.


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Melba House - Print Brochure
Map of Melba House
Eungella Road
Marian
Queensland 4753 Australia

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07 4954 4299

 

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