Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954

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Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954


13 February 1954


Royal Tour, 1954


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.


Royal Visit Executive Committee



Original Format



Royal Visit Executive Committee, “Riverina Royal Visit Souvenir Booklet, 1954,” Charles Sturt University Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed June 21, 2024, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1159.