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Marjorie Margaret Conley (1931–1959)

BRISBANE, Tuesday. — Twenty-eight-year-old Sydney soprano, Marjorie Conley, died suddenly in Brisbane General Hospital early to day after a short illness.

She had been in hospital a fortnight.

Miss Conley became ill while holidaying with her husband, well-known baritone, Geoffrey Chard, and her two-year-old son, David, at Surfers' Paradise.

Miss Conley had won almost every major vocal con test in Australia. She had just completed a month-long Centenary Year tour of Queensland.

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'Conley, Marjorie Margaret (1931–1959)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Chard, Marjorie Margaret

24 June, 1931
Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


11 August, 1959 (aged 28)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death


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