The Royal Tour of Australia and N.Z. 1953-54


On 3 February 1954, the steamship Gothic arrived in Sydney Harbour, carrying the first reigning monarch to visit Australia – Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. In just under 2 months, the royal couple would travel around Australia by train, car, and plane. They would visit almost every capital city except Darwin, and 40 country towns. Among the revellers, children turned up en masse to view the royal couple, and some even participated in official events.

A complete word and pictorial record of the tour.

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A hard back edition with royal blue cloth boards, gilt lettering and coat of arms embossing. There is an unclipped illustrated dust jacket. The dust cover is torn and rubbed at the edges and the spine is almost totally detached. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text, black and white and colour photographs are clear and legible. Now in a clear, removable cover to protect from damage.

Publisher: Consolidated Press Ltd., Australia.

Publication Date: 1954.

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