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Austral, Florence, 1892-1968

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    • us: Austral, F. (Florence), 1892-1968
    • us: Fawaz, Florence, 1892-1968
    • us: Wilson, Florence, 1892-1968
    • us: Wilson, Mary, 1892-1968
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    • found: Her Florence Austral [SR] 1983?: label (Florence Austral) container (b. Florence Wilson; name changed to Florence Austral; b. Richmond, Australia, Apr. 26, 1894; d. Sydney, May 18, 1968; also known as Florence Fawaz)
    • found: Wagner, Richard. Die Walküre [SR] 1928?: labels (F. Austral, soprano)
    • found: Grove music online, October 25, 2016 (Austral (Fawaz, Wilson), Florence; born April 26, 1894, Melbourne; died May 15 or 16, 1968, Newcastle, NSW; Australian soprano; her real name was Wilson, but she was also known by that of her stepfather, Fawaz, before she adopted her familiar professional name)
    • found: Strauss, Richard. Selected Lieder recordings 1901-1946, ℗2014: booklet, page 18 (Austral, Florence, soprano; born 1892, Richmond, near Melbourne, Australia; died 1968, Newcastle, Australia; name at birth: Mary Wilson; first sang publicly as Fawaz, the surname of her stepfather; particularly effective in dramatic German roles)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 25, 2016 (Florence Austral; born April 26, 1892, Richmond, Victoria, as Florence Mary Wilson, but adopted the professional surname Austral in 1921 in honour of her homeland of Australia; died May 15, 1968, Mayfield, Newcastle; author of article claims to have copy of Austral's birth certificate in his possession)
    • found: Australian dictionary of biography WWW site, October 25, 2016 (Austral, Florence Mary; born April 16, 1892, Richmond, Victoria; known as Florence Fawaz until 1921 when she adopted the professional name of Florence Austral; died May 15, 1968, Mayfield, Newcastle)
    • found: Hixon, Don L. Women in music, 2nd edition (Austral, Florence Mary (marr. John Amadeo, née Wilson); born April 26, 1892, Richmond, nr. Melbourne; died May 15, 1968, Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia; Australian soprano, voice teacher; death date also given as May 16 or May 18, although the latter is impossible since her obituary appeared in the New York times on May 17; some sources give year of birth as 1894 or (in one case) 1896)
    • found: Kutsch/Riemens, 3. erw. Aufl. (Austral, Florence; born Mary Wilson, April 26, 1892, Richmond near Melbourne, Australia; died May 18, 1968, Newcastle near Sydney; soprano)
    • found: Gale virtual reference library, October 26, 2016: Contemporary musicians (Austral, Florence; born Florence Mary Wilson, 1892, in Melbourne, Australia; died May 11 (or 15), 1968, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; operatic soprano; used her stepfather's name, Fawaz, before taking the name Austral as a stage name; year of birth has been variously given as 1892, 1894, and 1896, with 1894 being the most commonly reported year of birth)
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    • [Previously established with date of birth given as 1894.]
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    • 1986-09-19: new
    • 2016-10-29: revised
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