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Florence Broadhurst : her secret & extraordinary lives

Author: Helen O'Neill
Publisher: Prahran, Vic. : Hardie Grant, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Broadhurst, best known for her flamboyant wallpaper designs, was born in 1899 in Queensland. At 15, she wrote 'I am resolved to do great things'. By 19 she was singing her way around Australia, her remarkable contralto voice having apparently won her the chance to peform with Melba and Helpmann.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Florence Broadhurst; Florence Broadhurst
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen O'Neill
ISBN: 1740662946 9781740662949
OCLC Number: 70818842
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2006
Description: xvi, 230 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Stepping onto the stage --
2. Role play --
3. The designer decades --
4. Backstage: the Broadhurst factory --
5. The last act --
6. Unexpected encore --
7. The butterfly effect --
8. Curtain call --
Catalogue of designs.
Responsibility: Helen O'Neill.

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Florence Broadhurst was an amazing woman, who led an extraordinary life. This is a biography of the life of an extraordinary woman. It includes full colour, prints from the Broadhurst archive, as  Read more...

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