Story: Parades and protest marches

Royal tour in Whanganui, 1954

Royal tour in Whanganui, 1954

The 1953–54 visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attracted huge crowds onto the streets. It was the first time a reigning monarch had visited New Zealand. Cities and towns celebrated the visit by dressing streets and buildings with flags and bunting. Many waited for hours in the summer sun to catch a glimpse of their monarch.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: PAColl-9057
Photograph by Mark Lampe

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Royalty, sport, commerce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010