Harold Blair became one of Australia’s best known tenors. He was born on an Aboriginal reserve in Queensland in 1924. Famous soprano Marjorie Lawrence auditioned him and said “Give this lad a chance and he will go a long way.” After years of study at the Dame Nellie Melba Conservatorium in Melbourne, Harold became the first indigenous Australian to gain a Diploma of Music. He toured the USA culminating in a Farewell Concert in NY Town Hall. Back home, his appointment to teach at the Conservatorium of Music was cut short by accepting an invitation to represent his People at a World assembly of Nations in Switzerland, followed by a further American tour of six weeks. The three items recorded by Marcus Herman for Crest Records in 1964 are sadly the only commercially released tracks featuring Harold Blair’s voice.

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