Story: Royal family

Greeting the queen

Greeted by tumultuous crowds in every city and town she visited on her 1953–54 tour, waved to by small groups as her train passed farms and level crossings, even accompanied by a canoe in the Manawatū Gorge, Queen Elizabeth II was left in no doubt about New Zealanders’ enthusiasm for and delight in royalty.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 19. National Film Unit, 1954

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Megan Cook, 'Royal family - Royal tours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012