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Royal Visit of 1953-54

  • Page 1 – The royal visit, 1953-54

    Young Queen Elizabeth dazzled New Zealanders when she first visited in 1953. Explore the tour through photos, film, a detailed itinerary and excerpts from radio broadcasts.

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  • Page 2 – Itinerary

    The progress of the royal visit down the length of the country

  • Page 3 – Popularity

    Why was the royal visit of 1953/4 greeted with such enthusiasm by New Zealanders?

  • Page 4 – The Queen and Māori

    For many Māori the royal visit raised important issues about their place in New Zealand.

  • Page 5 – A pastoral paradise

    Following their stay in Auckland and visits to Waitangi, Hamilton and Rotorua, the Queen and Duke had a two-day break at Lake Rotoiti before flying to Gisborne and Napier.

  • Page 6 – A loyal people

    As head of the Church of England the Queen laid the foundation stone of the new Anglican cathedral in Wellington, and as head of the Commonwealth's armed forces she laid

  • Page 7 – Great place to bring up children

    On the day of the reception for children at Athletic Park, the Evening Post wrote: 'As the mother of two young children 12,000 miles away, the Queen today assumed the

  • Page 8 – Remembering the royals

    Memories from around the country of the 1953-54 royal tour to New Zealand

  • Page 9 – Later royal visits

    On 30 January 1954 the Gothic sailed from Bluff and after a brief side trip into Milford Sound, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip departed for Australia. They have returned

History of the Governor-General

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

Waitangi Day

State housing

  • Page 7 – State house style

    The design of state houses has been fodder for armchair and professional critics since the beginning. Detractors slagged the first workers' dwellings for being 'too swell' and

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  • Page 7 - State house styleThe design of state houses has been fodder for armchair and professional critics since the beginning. Detractors slagged the first workers' dwellings for being 'too swell' and

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Parliament Buildings

  • Page 5 – Doing up the House

    In 1992 the biggest heritage building conservation project in New Zealand was undertaken with the strengthening and refurbishing of Parliament House and the Parliamentary

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  • Page 5 - Doing up the HouseIn 1992 the biggest heritage building conservation project in New Zealand was undertaken with the strengthening and refurbishing of Parliament House and the Parliamentary
  • Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Prime Minister Norman Kirk at Waitangi on 6 February 1974

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