Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
Black and white photograph of Queen and Duke of Edinburgh walking up to dais to receive an address of welcome, Tatura Railway Station. 1954
Copy of photograph of Royal visit to Tatura, 5 March 1954. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were greeted on totally renovated station. decorated with masses of flowers and shrubs.
The visit to Tatura of Queen Elizabeth 2 was first by a reigning monarch and no other visit has caused such excitement.
The Station was highly decorated and the Royal Cypher in golden flowers mounted on scarlet velvet made a perfect background for the artistic scheme.
Dignitaries in photo include:
(back row) Crs Youlden, Anderson, Hastie and Maher .
(2nd row) Mrs R. Ross, Mrs M. Masters-smith, Mrs Anderson, JOan Hastie, Mrs Lurline Knee, Arthur Knee, Bruce (obscure), Mr A. W. Knee (past shire engineer).
(front row) Bill Martin (secretary), Mrs Martin, Duke of Edinburgh, Mrs Brewer, Cr Shire President Brewer, The Queen.
Inscriptions & Markings
Royal Visit to Tatura 5 March 1954. Names of Councillors and wife's also mentioned.