Christie Fuller

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

Life[change | change source]

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 career[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  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.