Story: Auckland region

The Queen at Ellerslie

The Queen at Ellerslie

On her first visit to New Zealand in 1953, newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a Boxing Day meeting at Ellerslie racecourse. The crowd’s gaze is fixed firmly on the royal couple rather than on the horses.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016