Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Arabella Goddard

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1836 Arabella Goddard (d. April 6, 1922), French pianist.

On June 20, 1874 her ship, the RMS Flintshire, was wrecked off Townsville, Queensland, Australia, as it returned from Java. Mme Goddard shared a night of torrential rain in an open boat with The Great Blondin, who was also on the Australian leg of a world tour. On August 29, Blondin made several spectacular tightrope crossings of Middle Harbour, Sydney; on September 24 the same year, Mme Goddard laid the foundation stone of the Academy of Music, Ballarat, Victoria ...

Categories: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker