JOAN HAMMOND SIGNED PHOTO, "Joan Hammond", 3.5 x 5.5, b/w, close up portrait of Australian Operatic soprano, singing coach, champion golfer. In fine condition.
Dame Joan Hammond, DBE, CMG (1912 –1996) was an Australian operatic soprano, singing coach and champion golfer. Hammond won the women's junior golf championship for New South Wales in 1929 and the women's amateur state championship in 1932, 1934, and 1935. Hammond's fellow golfers in New South Wales raised enough money for her to leave Australia in 1936 to study in Vienna. She undertook world concert tours between 1946 and 1961 and appeared in the major opera houses of the world, her autobiography, A Voice, a Life, was published in 1970. Hammond embarked on a second career as a voice teacher after her performance career ended. In 1975, she was appointed the head of the voice faculty at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she remained until her retirement seventeen years later in 1992.