TWO glass cabinets full of memorabilia of when Queen Elizabeth II visited Hamilton 60 years ago have been loaned to the Hamilton Library throughout the duration of the ‘We Saw the Queen’ exhibition.
The exhibition has been put together by the Public Records Office Victoria and the Hamilton Library decided to bring the exhibition to Hamilton to coincide with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Australia.
Featuring highlights of the Queen’s tour in 1954, the exhibition displays large posters with information and photos from the trip including school children arranged in the shape of the word ‘Welcome’ on the MCG.
Hamilton Library services officer, Sarah Stephens said there was a lot of interest about the royals at the moment due to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge being in Australia.
“It has been 60 years since the Queen came to Australia and visited Hamilton, we thought we should commemorate that and tie it in with Will and Kate being here,” Ms Stephens said.
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