Her majesty the Queen’s royal tours of Australia

Her majesty the Queen’s royal tours of Australia

Her majesty the Queen’s royal tours of Australia

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Queen Elizabeth II first visited Australia in 1954 at the age of 27, the first of her sixteen trips to Australia, most recently in 2011.

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On 17 March 1977, 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.Credit:The Age Archives

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh watching a culture show at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park in Cairns, Australia. Credit:Getty Images

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Prime Minister Bob Hawke and her majesty Queen Elizabeth II watching the action of the Queen Elizabeth II Bicentenary Stakes in Canberra on 8 May 1988.Credit:Bruce Postle

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The Queen shaking hands with Fitzroy players in 1970.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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Queen Elizabeth with governor-general Sir John Kerr during the 1977 Royal Tour.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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At the opening of Parramatta Stadium by the Queen, children from Northcott Special School greet the royal Land Rover on March 5, 1986.Credit:Anton Cermak

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Queen Elizabeth II visits the Ian Potter Gallery and Federation Square then went by tram to Government House on October 26, 2011.Credit:Angela Wylie

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The Queen talks to hundreds of listeners over the Royal Flying Doctor Service radio at Alice Springs on March 16, 1963.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Federation Square and rode on a tram through Melbourne to Government House during the 2011 royal tour.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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Stallion Without Fear bears his teeth for the Queen at the Lindsay Park stud, SA.Credit:Vic Sumner

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So happy he cried… a child bursts into tears after presenting the Queen with a posie at Bankstown during her visit on May 27, 1980.Credit:Fairfax Media

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The Queen discusses with then-prime minister Malcolm Fraser the disqualification of the Canadian 4 X 100 metre relay team. The disqualification gave the gold medal to the Australian Team on October 18, 1982.Credit:Robert Pearce/Fairfax Media

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The Queen at the Palace Garden Gate at the Royal Botanic Gardens on March 4, 1986.Credit:Kenneth Stevens/Fairfax Media

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The Queen and Prince Philip transfer to an open car in Macquarie Street for their short drive to the Palace Gardens.Credit:Trevor James Robert Dallen/Fairfax Media

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The Queen at the Man-O-War steps at the Sydney Opera House on March 5, 1986.Credit:Antonin Cermak/Fairfax Media

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Cattle dog “Spud”, the Queen and Spud’s owner Peter Shamp on April 28, 1988.Credit:Bruce Miller

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Queen in Newcastle and Mayor McNaughton on May 7, 1988.Credit:Fairfax

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The Queen being presented to Moomba King Peter Brock on March 6, 1986.Credit:Fairfax Media

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Crowds of mothers and babies in prams cheer as they view the royal motorcade with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their 1954 tour of Australia.Credit:Fairfax

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The historic moment at Farm Cove when Queen Elizabeth II, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, leaves the barge to the salute of the governor-general, Sir William Slim, and the cheers of citizens who had awaited this moment for hours in 1954.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Wollongong in 1954 and meet Margaret Tougher whose hat blew off during a reading of the school children’s address.Credit:Fairfax

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The young Queen with Sir Robert Menzies in Canberra in 1954 during her first tour.Credit:National Archives

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Arthur Beetson, Captain/Coach of Eastern Suburbs, Bob Fulton with the Wills trophy, Jack Renshaw and the Queen after the presentation to the winning team of the Willis Cup final between the Easts and Norths (Rugby League) on March 13, 1977.Credit:Rick Stevens

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pictured at Bondi Beach during their 1954 tour of Australia. Credit:Fairfax

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Governor Sir Roden Cutler escorts the Queen from the Royal Barge and past the big crowd waiting outside the Opera House for her arrival on March 13, 1977.Credit:Fairfax Media

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Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Phillip and her majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaving the Trocodero for Government House in Sydney on 1 April 1970.Credit:George Lipman

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Queen Elizabeth II walks amongst guests at the garden party at Yarralumla. Her ripple silk ensemble in sea green and sea blue was vivid and highly fashionable.Credit:Fairfax Photographic

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during a royal visit to Australia in 1954.Credit:Fairfax Archives

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pictured during the royal tour of Australia in 1964.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II pictured during the 1954 royal tour of Australia.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are pictured during the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip on the royal train at Central Railway Station, Sydney.Credit:courtesy of State Records NSW

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass through the crowd at the closing ceremony of the 1982 Commonwealth Games.Credit:AP

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On tour in Australia in 1963, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Sir Robert Menzies pictured at the official Jubilee celebrations in Canberra.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II on the arm of Sir Robert Menzies on a visit to Australia in 1963.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip inspect a group of Torres Strait Islanders who had just put on a display of tribal dancing for the royal couple at the welcoming ceremony at Parramatta Park in the Queensland town of Cairns on March 13, 1954. Credit:AP

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Queen Elizabeth II with Robert Menzies, during the royal tour of Australia in 1954.Credit:Fairfax

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The completed Australian-American Memorial is opened by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony in Canberra on February 16, 1954. Credit:Fairfax

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at Sydney Airport on April 2, 1970.Credit:Trevor James Robert Dallen/Fairfax Media

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The Queen reaches for a posy handed to her from the crowd as she inspects members of the NSW Fire Brigade in Queanbeyan on March 9, 1977.Credit:David Porter/Fairfax Media

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The Queen meeting Fitzroy footballers at the MCG during the royal tour of Australia in April 1970.Credit:Fairfax

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are pictured during the 1954 tour of Australia. Credit:Fairfax

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The Queen accompanied by then prime minister Julia Gillard at a parliamentary reception at Parliament House in Canberra on October 21, 2011.Credit:Andrew Meares

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The Queen and Princess Anne leaving the Town Hall with Mrs. H.E. Scotford after viewing the women’s historical exhibition on April 29, 1970.Credit:Laurie Shea/Fairfax Media

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The Queen arriving at the Goodwin Village, Woollagra, on May 1, 1970.Credit:George Lipman/Fairfax Media

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The Queen receives a bouquet from Legatee Wendy Barbour, 10, of Gywnneville at Wollongong Town Hall on April 10, 1970.Credit:George Lipman/Fairfax Media

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The Queen at Randwick Races.Credit:Geoff Henderson/Fairfax Media

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Queen and prime minister Paul Keating at a parliament house reception on February 25, 1992.Credit:Andrew Taylor/Fairfax Media

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Nick Greiner and Queen Elizabeth II applaud a show put on by Kids at Harborside on May 4, 1988.Credit:Paul Matthews/Fairfax Media

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The Queen Inspects a guard of honour at Fairburn RAAF base before departing for Sydney and then straight overseas on May 10, 1988.Credit:Bruce Milton Miller/Fairfax Media

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The Queen arrives at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on March 5, 1986.Credit:Jacqueline Haynes-Smart/Fairfax Media

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The Queen during her visit to the Palace Gates, Royal Botanic Gardens, on March 4, 1986.Credit:Jacqueline Haynes-Smart/Fairfax Media

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The Queen inspecting medical staff of Mt. Druitt hospital after she officially opened it on October 11, 1982.Credit:John Nobley/Fairfax Media

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