Cane growers and graziers welcome Queen Elizabeth II in South Brisbane

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 March 1954

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Creator: Unidentified

Location: South Brisbane, Queensland

Description: Cane growers and graziers welcome Queen Elizabeth II in South Brisbane, 1954. A banner decorated with beef cattle and sheep is suspended high over the street.

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    • 21/Sep/2022 06:44:09

    ‘In Brisbane’s sunshine’ Thousands of Queenslanders greeted the Queen with great enthusiasm and informality. Through speeches and exhibitions, Queensland was portrayed as rich in natural resources and agriculture with great potential for long-term prosperity. At a parliamentary luncheon held in Brisbane on 10 March, the Premier talked of the major rural industries of Queensland including wool, sugar, beef, and dairy, as well as the coalfields of Blair Athol and the Callide Valley. Although the Royal couple were in the State for only nine days they covered a significant distance and the areas they visited displayed the resources and achievements of that region. In Toowoomba, prized livestock of the district was paraded for the Royal couple at a reception at the Athletic Oval. At a Civic Ball held at the Brisbane City Hall on 10 March, flora and fauna of Queensland were brought directly to the Royal pair where a representation of a rainforest, complete with flowers, foliage and waterfall was set up. The simulated gum tree provided a temporary home for nine koalas. Source: