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David Mitchell

businessman, builder

 

As a builder, David Mitchell built some of the finest buildings in Melbourne including the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Scots Church and the Equitable Life Assurance offices on corner of Elizabeth & Collins Streets.

As a businessman he was one of the first to recognise the quality control advantages of a vertically integrated enterprise where he could control the process from quarrying his own stone through to its use in the final building. Then, as a father, he sired and nurtured one of our great Australians and one of the world's great opera singers - Nellie Mitchell, who later changed her name to honour her home city of Melbourne - Nellie Melba.

Melba Park in Lilydale with Melba Museum in the background.

 

 

 

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