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Opening of Parliament

Opening of Parliament

Marcia Rankin collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Sir Ivor H. Hele CBE
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1954
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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Minton
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1927
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Welcome to our Royal Visitors

Welcome to our Royal Visitors

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second 1954 by William Dargie

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William Dargie portrait of Queen Elizabeth II collection
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London, England
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Sir William Dargie CBE
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1954
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Souvenir badge in commemoration of the Royal visit to Australia in 1954, worn in Canberra by Petronella Wensing

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Commemorative badges
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1954
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Souvenir flag of the Royal Visit, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal Visit, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Money box to commemorate the British royal visit to Australia, 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Moneyboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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State Bank of Victoria
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1954
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Commemorative book

Commemorative book

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Cut-out books
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Always in our hearts. Royal Tour Souvenir 1954 Australia

Always in our hearts. Royal Tour Souvenir 1954 Australia

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative badges
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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1948 36hp Daimler landaulette as used in the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia

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John Harvey collection
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England, United Kingdom
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1947
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Our Glorious Queen, Loyal Welcome, Royal Tour 1954

Our Glorious Queen, Loyal Welcome, Royal Tour 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Pennants
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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1927
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Queen Elizabeth Park, Mt Gambier, SA, showing rowan tree planted by Queen Elizabeth II, Feb 1954

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1954
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Welcome to our Royal Visitors 1954

Welcome to our Royal Visitors 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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The School Paper,  A Royal Welcome

The School Paper, A Royal Welcome

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Framed picture of Queen Elizabeth II

Framed picture of Queen Elizabeth II

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Portrait photographs
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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The Queen and Prince Charles money box

The Queen and Prince Charles money box

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Moneyboxes
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Invitation to a garden party at Government House to meet the Queen and Prince Philip, 1963

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Invitations
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1963
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The Shrine Forecourt, Victoria's Memorial of the 1939-1945 War, Dedication by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, 28 February 1954

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1954 Royal Tour Programmes collection
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Programs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W D Joynt & Co
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1954
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Queen Elizabeth Park, Mt Gambier, SA, showing rowan tree planted by Queen Elizabeth II, Feb 1954

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1954
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The Will Of The People Shall Prevail

The Will Of The People Shall Prevail

John Sheppard collection
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Placards
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Ravenshoe, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Ted Gabriel
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1980
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Glass replica diamond and emerald wattle arrangement brooch

Glass replica diamond and emerald wattle arrangement brooch

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Brooches
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty The Queen in the Legislative Council Chamber, Adelaide, on Tuesday 23 March 1954

Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty The Queen in the Legisl...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Letter from Phillips Electrical Industries about the company's EIIR electric light decoration for the royal visit in 1954

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Letters
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Phillips Electrical Industries
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1954
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Royal Visit Souvenir Program (for visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Canberra in 1954)

Royal Visit Souvenir Program (for visit by Queen Elizabeth I...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Programs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Unissued invitation to the opening of Parliament House, Canberra, 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Mickey Mouse Weekly - Souvenir Coronation issue, 1953

Mickey Mouse Weekly - Souvenir Coronation issue, 1953

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Magazines
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Tin with portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip

Tin with portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative objects
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Interior for Opening Parliament, C/S

Interior for Opening Parliament, C/S

Marcia Rankin collection
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Oil paintings
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Sir Ivor H. Hele CBE
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1954
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First day cover issued by Australia Post for the opening of ...

Chris Grady collection
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1988
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Promotional Caltex petrol pump periscope

Promotional Caltex petrol pump periscope

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Periscopes
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Souvenir programme; The Royal Visit to New South Wales 1954

Enid Treadgold collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Bottle top commemorating the Royal Visit 1954

Bottle top commemorating the Royal Visit 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Sign

Sign "11-11-75", used tp protest the dismissal of the Whitla...

John Davenport collection no. 2
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Tom Barlow
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1977
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White ceramic mug celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II 1952-1977

White ceramic mug celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen El...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative mugs
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1952
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Royal Visit 1954, Adelaide, Programme of Activities, issued by the South Australian Royal Visit Citizen's Committee

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Royal Visit Citizen's Committee
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1954
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Program for the opening of Australia's Parliament House, on ...

1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Dr Donald F. McMichael
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1988
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The Parliament House Opening Ceremony 9 May 1988

1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Tickets
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1988
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Richmond Brewery bottle top commemorating the Royal Visit 1954

Richmond Brewery bottle top commemorating the Royal Visit 19...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Bottle tops
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Richmond Brewery
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1954
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Queen Elizabeth II caricature fridge magnet

Queen Elizabeth II caricature fridge magnet

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Magnets
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Minton 'Kings Service' china soup plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Soup plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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New South Wales, Royal Visit, 1954, Guidebook

New South Wales, Royal Visit, 1954, Guidebook

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Glass replica diamond and emerald earring

Glass replica diamond and emerald earring

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Earrings
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Small printed commemorative card which details the full itinerary of the Royal visit, from 3 February to 1 April 1954

Small printed commemorative card which details the full itin...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative cards
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Cartoon showing John Howard toasting the Queen

Michael Fitzjames collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Michael Fitzjames
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1997
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The Queen on Tour 1986

The Queen on Tour 1986

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1986
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Elizabeth Crowned Queen

Elizabeth Crowned Queen

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative books
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Medallion

Medallion "Presented to the children by the Government of Vi...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1954
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Parking permit sticker for the Parliament House Opening Cere...

1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Dr Donald F. McMichael
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1988
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Souvenir china ashtray

Souvenir china ashtray "EIIR Royal Tour 1954"

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Ashtrays
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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The Royal Visit to Western Australia 1954

The Royal Visit to Western Australia 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative books
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Western Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 to Dame Pattie Menz...

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Medals
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England
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1953
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Red ceramic mug to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 1953

Red ceramic mug to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabe...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative mugs
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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