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Photograph - Black and White - Drum Major Margaret Bennett Meeting Queen Mother

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Black and White photograph of Ballarat Ladies Pipe Band Drum Major meeting Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Gift of Margaret Bennett, 2019
16.0 cm x 21.5 cm
Object Registration
pipe band, ballarat, ladies, ladies pipe band, highland pipe band, photograph, black and white photograph, queen mother, drum major, ballarat railway station, margaret bennett
Historical information
"After the war Pipe-Major Duncan McLennan, moved to Ballarat and took up a position as cadet instructor and leader of the Ballarat Highland Pipe Band and the Ballarat Ladies Pipe Band. " (Victorian Historical Journal Vol. 85, No. 1, June 2014)
When Made
Inscriptions & Markings
Written on the back Ballarat Railway Station Platform 2nd March 1958. Mayor of Ballarat, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother greeting Drum Major Margaret McWilliam (I was very pregnant and unable to turn out on this occassion). Her Majesty arrived by train from Melbourne and our Ballarat Ladies Band piped her a welcome.
Last updated
9 Apr 2020 at 3:00PM