Preparing Brisbane City Hall for the royal visit in 1954

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 March 1954

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Description: Workmen using a fire truck ladder to erect the decorations around the City Hall entrance prior the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Brisbane.

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    • 11/Sep/2022 08:53:39

    Daily newspapers filled their columns with royal updates and ‘tiny details,’ describing events on the Queen’s schedule. On 17 March on one of these occasions, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was greeted by more than 3,000 women who attended a reception for her in Brisbane’s City Hall, accompanied by Mrs. Gair, wife of the Queensland Premier, The Honourable V. C. Gair. Representatives from 18 women’s organisations were presented to the Queen and another 130 organisations carried flowers and bouquets as floral tributes to give to Her Majesty. These were later distributed among various hospitals in Brisbane. Source: State Library of Queensland; Blog