• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3755

Stewart Towzey, Eleanor (Nellie)

(1858 – 1931)
  • Born 22 November, 1858, Wolloomooloo, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 20 June, 1931
  • Occupation Actor, Singer


The child of actor parents Theodosia Stewart and Richard Towzey, Nellie Stewart travelled with the Royal Comic Opera Company, and later in George Musgrove’s productions including Faust, Dorothy, Paul Jones, and several Gilbert and Sullivan plays. She performed throughout Australia and in London to great popular acclaim.

Published resources

  • Edited Book
    • 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Radi, Heather, 1988
  • Book
    • Sweet Nell of Old Sydney: The First Biography of Nellie Stewart, Actress and Humanitarian, Skill, Marjorie, 1974
    • My Life's Story, Stewart, Nellie, 1923
  • Resource