Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954

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Title

Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954

Date

13 February 1954

Subject

Royal Tour, 1954

Description

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Wagga was just a small portion of events that were organised for the crowds on 13 February 1954, as this page from the Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet demonstrates.
A carnival was held at the Murrumbidgee Pastoral and Agricultural Association Showground, with polocrosse matches, boomerang throwing demonstrations, equestrian events and marching girls. There was also a race meeting at the the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, a meeting of the Wagga Wagga Motor Cycle Club at the North Wagga Speedway, a display of diving and swimming at the Baths, night bowls and night tennis, continuous films showing at the Capitol and Plaza theatres, a ceremonial Beating of the Retreat by the 1st Recruit Training Battalion, a night trotting exhibition, a band concert and finally, a fireworks display.

Creator

Royal Visit Executive Committee

Format

JPEG

Original Format

Paper

Citation

Royal Visit Executive Committee, “Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954,” CSU Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed June 24, 2018, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1159.

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