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  • Collection: Tom Lennon, photographer

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.253] (4).jpg
These people, waiting for the Queen and Duke to arrive, are on the corner of Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga. The Lyric Music House cantilever verandah was even used as a balcony by a few people, hoping to gain a vantage point.

Royal Tour 1954 - Fitzmaurice St [RW1574.488](1).jpg
The shops and public buildings in Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets were decked out with flags and bunting for the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Trims, Cox Bros, the Rural Bank of NSW, and New Moon Motors, were on the route of the…

Royal Tour 1954 - Fitzmaurice St [RW1574.488](2).jpg
The shops and public buildings in Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets were decked out with flags and bunting for the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, between the Wagga Court House and the Post…

Royal Tour 1954 - Fitzmaurice St [RW1574.488](3).jpg
The shops and public buildings in Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets were decked out with flags and bunting for the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Wagga Wagga Post Office was on the route of the Royal Progress.

Royal Tour 1954 - Dais [RW1574.488].jpg
This grand structure was situated on the north side of the Wagga Council Chambers, fronting Baylis Street and the Victory Memorial Gardens.

Royal Tour 1954 - Baylis St [RW1574.488].jpg
The shops and public buildings in Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets were decked out with flags and bunting for the visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Here you can see the Wagga City Council with the dais set up on the footpath, Great…

Royal Tour 1954 - Welcome Arch [RW1574.488].jpg
Wagga had a number of these arches set up along the planned route of the Royal Progress. This particular one was in Baylis Street outside Great Southern Motors, just before the Morrow Street corner.
The fact that it was designed to be lit up at…

Royal Tour 1954 - Band [RW1574.690].jpg
The Wagga City Band is posing for the photographer on the dais outside the Wagga Council Chambers before or after the Queen's visit to the Riverina.
The Band played from the dais the night before the Queen's arrival for the crowds who had come to…

Royal Tour 1954 - people [RW1574.253] (1).jpg
This keen family grabbed prime position to see the Queen - across the road from the dais outside the Wagga Council Chambers.
The Queen and Duke were due to arrive at the Council Chambers at 1.24pm; when the photographer took this shot, it's still…

Royal Tour 1954 - people [RW1574.253] (2).jpg
These keen families grabbed prime position to see the Queen - across the road from the dais outside the Wagga Council Chambers.
The Queen and Duke were due to arrive at the Council Chambers at 1.24pm; when the photographer took this shot, it's…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.253] (1).jpg
Crowds lined the verandahs of Baylis and Fitzmaurice Streets, so as to gain a vantage point to see the Queen and Duke as they passed by.
And not to be outdone by those who managed to find a spot on the pub verandahs, some people climbed out of…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.253] (2).jpg
These cheerful people are lined up somewhere in Wagga Wagga on the route of the Royal Progress.

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.253] (3).jpg
These people are ready and waiting for Queen and Duke to pass by, somewhere along the route of the Royal Progress through Wagga Wagga.
The lady on the left has her hand on her camera bag, ready to pull it out quickly; the boy next to her is waiting…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (1).jpg
Soldiers lined the route of the Royal Progress, along with the crowds. Sadly, they weren't allowed umbrellas to help keep the sun off in the unrelenting February heat!
This photograph was taken in Fitzmaurice Street near Fossey's; across the road…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (2).jpg
Hundreds of people waited patiently outside the Council Chambers and along the route of the Royal Progress to catch that one memorable glimpse of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The photographer is facing north, towards the Wollundry…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (3).jpg
Those lucky enough to have grabbed a seat on this temporary stand in the Victory Memorial Gardens had a front seat to the action. The dais, where Queen Elizabeth received Wagga's dignitaries, was positioned directly across the road in front of the…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (4).jpg
This temporary seating was set up out the front of the Victory Memorial Gardens in Baylis Street. The dais, where Queen Elizabeth received Wagga's dignitaries, was positioned directly across the road in front of the Council Chambers.

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (5).jpg
Those who had been chosen to be presented to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were seated here on the northern side of the dais, facing Baylis Street. We can only guess at the identities of two of the people here - possibly a Catholic…

Royal Tour 1954 - crowds [RW1574.488] (6).jpg
This view of Baylis Street gives a great impression of just how grand an occasion the visit was. The huge crowds, the opulent dais, the welcoming arch, the buildings strewn with coloured bunting, and even the street lined with uniformed men, all…

Royal Tour 1954 - Forest Hill Airport [RW1574.253].jpg
The Queen and Duke arrived at the Forest Hill airport a little after 1pm on a fairly hot day.in Wagga Wagga.
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