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Christie Fuller (died August 15 1933) was a contralto[1] singer from Australia. She was alive during the Victorian era.

LifeEdit

Christie Fuller was born Louisa Christie Fuller. She was the middle daughter of three girls. Her father's name was John Hobson Fuller.[2] Her sisters were Amy Fuller and Florence Fuller. She moved to England to go to school in 1886. She returned to Australia in 1887. She moved to Melbourne.[3][4] In August, 1890, she married a man named Charles Carty Lance.[2] They were married in Melbourne. After they married they moved to Sydney. They had one child, a daughter named Silvia. She married and changed her name to Sylvia Lance Harper. She became a famous tennis player.[1][5] Fuller died in the town of Strathfield in August 1933.[1]

Singing careerEdit

After moving to Melbourne in 1887, Fuller started singing for a living. Sometimes she performed by herself. Sometimes she performed with other people, including her sister Amy Fuller. They sang together in Sydney in 1898[6] and in Perth in 1910.[7] Fuller traveled the world singing. She went to London and South Africa. She also toured across Australia.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Obituary". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 August 1933. p. 22. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Family Notices". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 September 1890. p. 1. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  3. "Melbourne tea-table talk". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 13 December 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  4. "Miss Fuller's concert". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 September 1887. p. 6. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. "Ladies' Tennis Team". Country Life Stock & Station Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1925). Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia. 13 March 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 29 August 1898. p. 8. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  7. "Social notes". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 30 May 1910. p. 7. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  8. "Late Mrs C. C. Lance". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 25 August 1933. p. 11. Retrieved 26 November 2013.