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1954 Royal Tour

In 1954, the year following her succession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II embarked on the first official royal tour of Australia by a reigning monarch. The royal party stayed for two months, visiting 57 cities and country towns across all states and territories, besides the Northern Territory. Interest was so great that an estimated 75% of the population turned out to see the Queen in person .The Queen travelled 10,000 miles by air, making approximately 33 flights, 2000 miles by road. The tour had been built up by the arch-royalist Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, into what one historian has described as ‘the most elaborate and most publicised sequence of official events’ the country had ever known. The visit played an important role politically and economically, consolidating Australia’s scientific, military and diplomatic links with the United Kingdom.

FEBRUARY, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Her Majesty Queen...
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01 February, 1954
FEBRUARY, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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01 February, 1954
MARCH 9, 1954: BRISBANE, QLD. Her Majesty Queen...
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09 May, 1954
MARCH, 1954: ADELAIDE, SA. South Australian police...
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01 April, 1954
MARCH 25, 1954: PORT LINCOLN, SA. Her Majesty...
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25 March, 1954
MARCH 25, 1954: MILDURA, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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25 March, 1954
MARCH 25, 1954: PORT LINCOLN, SA. Her Majesty...
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25 March, 1954
MARCH 25, 1954: MILDURA, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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25 March, 1954
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24 March, 1954
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18 March, 1954
MARCH, 1954: ADELAIDE, SA. The crowd waits to...
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18 March, 1954
MARCH 17, 1954: BRISBANE, QLD. Her Majesty Queen...
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17 March, 1954
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17 March, 1954
MARCH 17, 1954: BRISBANE, QLD. Her Majesty Queen...
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17 March, 1954
MARCH 17, 1954: BRISBANE, QLD. Crowds wait to...
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17 March, 1954
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17 March, 1954
MARCH 15, 1954: ROCKHAMPTON, QLD. Thousands of...
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15 March, 1954
MARCH 13, 1954: TOWNSVILLE, QLD. Her Majesty Queen...
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13 March, 1954
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13 March, 1954
MARCH 19, 1954: ADELAIDE, SA. Her Majesty Queen...
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10 March, 1954
MARCH 10, 1954: BRISBANE, QLD. Her Majesty Queen...
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10 March, 1954
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09 March, 1954
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09 March, 1954
MARCH 6, 1954: WARBURTON, VIC. The main street...
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06 March, 1954
MARCH 6, 1954: GEELONG, VIC. Her Majesty Queen...
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05 March, 1954
MARCH 3, 1954:MELBOURNE, VIC. Prince Philip, Duke...
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03 March, 1954
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03 March, 1954
MARCH 2, 1954: MELBOURNE, VIC. 8-year-old Diana...
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02 March, 1954
MARCH, 1954: ADELAIDE, SA. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...
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01 March, 1954
MARCH, 1954: ADELAIDE, SA. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth...
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FEBRUARY 26, 1954: MOUNT GAMBIER, SA. Her Majesty...
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26 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 22, 1954: HOBART, TAS. Her Majesty Queen...
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20 February, 1954
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FEBRUARY 20, 1954: HOBART, TAS. (L-R) Her Majesty...
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20 February, 1954
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FEBRUARY 19, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Her Majesty...
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19 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 18, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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18 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 18, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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18 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 18, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Vice Admiral...
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FEBRUARY 17, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Her Majesty...
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FEBRUARY, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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17 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 17, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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17 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 16, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Prime Minister...
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16 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 16, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Prime Minister...
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16 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 16, 1954: SYDNEY, NSW. Her Majesty Queen...
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16 February, 1954
FEBRUARY 15, 1954: CANBERRA, ACT. Her Majesty...
By Fred Carew
15 February, 1954
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