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Octavia Hamilton

Eliza Octavia Scrivenor,
born 6 June 1835.
The singer "Octavia Hamilton".
She mar 12 May 1851 [her age 15] to Augustus Moon [nephew of Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Baronet].
They emigrated to Australia in 1854.
She was a contralto singer in Melbourne, Australia, between 1854 and 1865.
She had several children in extra-marital affairs.
As well as adultery, she was accused of abandonment of her children.
The scandal destroyed her career in 1865.
She died 1907.

Octavia Hamilton (only age 18) announces a concert in The Argus (Melbourne), 28 Apr 1854.



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