The Axemen at Wagga Showground

Royal Tour 1954 - Woodchoppers [RW1574.253].jpg

Title

The Axemen at Wagga Showground

Date

13 February 1954

Subject

Royal Tour, 1954

Description

These axemen (or woodchoppers) put on a display of their prowess with an axe for Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Wagga Showground.
The next day, the newspapers reported that a stray wood chip had come flying towards the Queen as she watched the demonstration. She calmly deflected it with her umbrella.

Creator

Unknown

Format

JPEG

Identifier

CSURA RW1574/253

Original Format

Photographic print

Citation

Unknown, “The Axemen at Wagga Showground,” CSU Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed February 20, 2018, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1182.

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