Story: Royal family

The king to his people

When George VI was crowned in 1937, the illuminated address shown here was distributed to all New Zealand schools. Referring to the Commonwealth as a family, and centred on a photograph of the royal family, the address emphasises kinship and the bonds of the Commonwealth.

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Megan Cook, 'Royal family - Place of royalty in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 20 Jun 2012