The 1953–4 royal tour of NZ – Canterbury to Bluff

Part three of The royal tour of New Zealand 1953-54 starts at Longbeach on the Canterbury plains, where the royal couple arrived on 22 January 1954. From here they travelled south to Timaru and Dunedin, then on through Southland before reaching Bluff on 30 January.

At Bluff they boarded the SS Gothic and, after an unscheduled visit to Milford Sound, left New Zealand.

See also Part 1 - Auckland-Stratford and Part 2 - New Plymouth-Christchurch

Credit

Film courtesy of Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga 
Reference: The royal tour of New Zealand, 1953–54 (National Film Unit)

Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga must be obtained before any re-use of this material.

How to cite this page: 'The 1953–4 royal tour of NZ – Canterbury to Bluff', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/video/1953-4-royal-tour-nz-canterbury-bluff, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 16-Oct-2013

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