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Davy, Ruby (1883 - 1949)

Born
22 November 1883
Salisbury, South Australia
Died
12 July 1949
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Composer

Summary

Ruby Davy was the first Australian woman to receive a doctorate in music and to become a fellow of Trinity College of Music, London. Among her many compositions was Australia, Fair and Free, performed in Melbourne and Adelaide in 1934. With Issy Spivakovsky, she established the Davy Conservatorium of Music in her home at South Yarra.

Sources used to compile this entry: Gibberd, Joyce, and O'Toole, Silvia, 'Davy, Ruby Claudia Emily (1883-1949)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080266b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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