Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Tours of Melbourne

Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Tours of Melbourne

Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Tours of Melbourne

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Queen Elizabeth II first visited Melbourne in 1954 at the age of 27. Her Majesty visited Melbourne on numerous occasions during her sixteen trips to Australia, most recently in 2011.

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Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Government House, Melbourne, during her tour of Australia, March 1954. Credit:Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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The Age Front Page, 25th February 1954. “Sunshine, cheers for the Queen: Stirring welcome by huge, excited crowds”. Recount of Queen Elizabeth’s royal visit to MelbourneCredit:The Age

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Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Australia in 1954. Credit:City of Melbourne Art + Heritage Collection

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Time is running out but hundreds of workers are still engaged making Melbourne a city of colour and beauty for the Queen. This scene is at the Commonwealth Bank in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, being adored with decorations for the royal visit in February 1954.Credit:Age Archives

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Huge crowds gathered to watch the Queen and Prince Philip as they parade along Swanston Street past the Melbourne Town Hall during the 1954 Royal Visit to Australia.Credit:Age Archives

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So keen was three-year-old Geoffrey Cowie, of Wangaratta, Victoria, to see the Queen arrive at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne 28 February 1954, that he crawled away from his parents through the crowd to a point in front of the barricade. But First Constable G. Walker thought young Geoffrey would be better with his mother and handed him back over the crowd.Credit:Fairfax Photographic

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Ex-servicemen gave the Royal couple a grand reception at Melbourne Cricket Ground. April 8th, 1954.Credit:Fairfax Media

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After dedicating the forecourt at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria, The Queen walks across it to inspect the eternal flame. 28th February, 1954.Credit:Fairfax Photographic

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The Queen inspects the R.A.A.F. guard at Essendon before she leaves for Brisbane, March 11, 1954.Credit:The Age Archive

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The Royal Party at the Princess Theatre for the Royal Command opera performance 1 March 1954.
Left to right are Lady Brooks, the Governor Sir Dallas Brooks, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen’s lady-in-waiting Lady Alice Egerton is entering the box through the drapes in the background, distracting the Queen from the performance.
Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth II chats with Sir Chester Manifold, V.R.C. chairman, at Flemington Racecourse. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, follows behind. 27-02-1954. Credit:Argus Collection

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Sir Chester Manifold, V.R.C. chairman, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Flemington Racecourse. 27-02-1954.Credit:Fairfax Photographic

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Jockey Bill Williamson is congratulated by the Queen after his win on Sunish in the Duke of Edinburgh Australian Cup at Flemington Racecourse, 2th February, 1954. Credit:Argus Collection

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Queen Elizabeth II visits Melbourne on 27 February, 1963.Credit:Age Archives

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Sir Robert Menzies and Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen came to Australia again in March 1963 and heard Sir Robert Menzies say,”…I did but see her passing by. And yet I love her till I die.”Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend the Melbourne Cup in 1963.Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince Phillip stop to wave outside the Melbourne Town Hall, 7 April, 1970Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with Fitzroy players ahead of their match against Richmond at the MCG, 1970.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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The Queen and the royal family took a walk along Collins Street from the Town Hall where the enthusiastic crowd swarmed around the visitors.6th April, 1970.Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Rohan Delacombe. Behind them walk Princess Anne and Prince Charles, Sir Henry Bolte also, behind Prince Charles. 14th April, 1970.Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground and met with the players during the tea break on the final day of the Centenary Test, which Australia won by 45 runs. Fast bowler Dennis Lillee asks the Queen for her autograph. The Queen declined but later sent Lillee a signed copy of this photograph. Australian captain Greg Chappell, batsman Rick McCosker, with bandaged head, and Ray Steele, Chairman, Co-ordinating Committee for Centenary Test Celebrations, look on. 17th March 1977Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen invested Sir Robert Menzies as a Knight of the Order of Australia in a ceremony in the Long Room at Melbourne Cricket Ground in the final hour of the Centenary Test. 18th March, 1977 Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen’s Silver Jubilee tour continued on Thursday 21st March, 1977 when Her Majesty, accompanied by Prince Philip, visited the Zoo­logical Gardens in Melbourne.Credit:Syndication International

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The Queen, accompanied by the Victorian Premier, Mr. Hamer, walks along Swanston Street. Melbourne, past the densely packed crowd. In the background officials keep back people who have broken through barriers. March 16, 1977.Credit:Fairfax Media

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh wave to the crowd of schoolchildren who gathered at Royal Park, in Melbourne on March 17, 1977 during the second day of the Queen’s visit to Victoria.Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth strolls through Swanston Street during her tour of Melbourne, May 1980. “Again Melbourne had shown that although so many had said previously they would not come to see the Queen again, yet come they did in their tens of thousands.”Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen Stops talk to some of the children who were there to welcome her to Melbourne to open the City Square. May 28, 1980.Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at the yet-to-be-opened Museum Station, annoucing that the plaza is to be called “Queen Elizabeth Plaza.” 28 May 1980. Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen greets people in the crowd during her walk along Swanston Street in Melbourne. March 19, 1988.Credit:Age Archives

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The Queen is given some fleece by a shearer during a walk through Geelong on March 18, 1988.Credit:Age Archives

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she chats with Australian swimmers Kylie Palmer, left, and Ian Thorpe, second left, as Ron Walker, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Corp., looks on as the Queen visits the swimming venue and diving venue for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, March 16, 2006. The Queen officially opened the 18th Commonwealth Games during a ceremony Wednesday. Credit:Rick Rycroft/AP Photo

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Queen Elizabeth arrives at the Aquatic Centre during Day 1 of the swimming competition at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games March 16, 2006 in Melbourne.Credit:Joe Castro/POOL

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Wellwishers holding a portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II wait for her arrival in Melbourne, March 15, 2006.Credit:Rick Stevens

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The Queen prepares to board the Royal Tram.Credit:John Woudstra

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The Royal Tram proceeds along St Kilda Road.Credit:Justin McManus

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne. Credit:Fairfax Archives

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne. Credit:Angela Wylie

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne. Credit:Alex Coppel/POOL

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne. Credit:Alex Coppel/POOL

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Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne during her 2011 Royal Tour. Credit:Alex Coppel/POOL

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Queen Elizabeth visits the Ian Potter Centre gallery and Federation Square.Credit:Angela Wylie

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip open the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, 26th October 2011.Credit:Joe Armao

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Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II at Federation Square.Credit:Jason South

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26/10/2011 NEWS: SUPERPOOL>>>Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and The Duke of Edinburgh, visit Federation Square and ride on a tram through Melbourne. Crowds awaiting her arrival.Credit:Alex Coppel/POOL

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The Queen and Prince Philip on their way to Government House.Credit:Justin McManus

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