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Royal Visits to Australia

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  •  Royal Visits to Australia
    Title: Royal Visits to Australia
    Author: CONNORS JANE
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/04/2015
    Price: $12.95
    Publishing status: Active

    Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Australia in 1954 – the first visit by a reigning monarch to our shores – is the centrepiece of this book. During that tour seven million people out of a population of nine million went out on the streets to catch a glimpse of her. Royal Visitsshows how affection for the royal family has waxed and waned since Prince Alfred came to Australia in 1867 and a ‘deranged Irishman’ attempted to assassinate him. While most attention is given to the 1954 tour, Jane Connors uses previous and later tours not just to trace the tensions between republican sentiment and royal ties, but as a way into the social and political history of our country.

    ISBN: 9780642278708
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