Paper pamphlet printed by the COGB and signed by Mayor David W Streader to thank the children who participated in the welcoming tableau for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to Bendigo, Thursday, 14th November, 1946. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC (Henry William Frederick Albert; 31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974) was the third son and fourth child of King George V and Queen Mary. He served as Governor-General of Australia from 1945 to 1947, the only member of the British royal family to hold the post.
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, GCB, CI, GCVO, GBE (born Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was the wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. She was the mother of Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
The daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch, Scotland's largest landowner, she became by marriage a princess of the United Kingdom, and a sister-in-law to Edward VIII and George VI. She was thus an aunt by marriage to Elizabeth II. Princess Alice was extremely well travelled, both before and after her marriage. At the time of her death at 102, she was the oldest living member of the British royal family.
David W. Streader (1887 - 1978) was Mayor of Bendigo from 1946 - 47. He was a JP and belonged to the Loyal Sandhurst Lodge.
Paper pamphlet printed in blue, purple and red ink by the COGB and signed by Mayor David W Streader to thank the children who participated in the welcoming tableau for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester to Bendigo, Thursday, 14th November, 1946.
Souvenir / City of Bendigo / To the Children who participated in the TABLEAU / welcoming THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES, / THE DUKE and THE DUCHESS of CLOUCESTER / BENDIGO, Thursday, 14th November, 1946 / [ decorative line break] / After following with rapt attention the various phases / of the TABLEAU of WELCOME in THEIR honour, HIS ROYAL / HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, on behalf of the / DUCHESS and HIMSELF, said :- / [italics] "I am deeply moved by this magnificent spectacle. / Will you kindly convey my grateful thanks to all / concerned in the presentation of this beautiful / tableau ?" / in conveying this message to you, may I , as Mayor of / the City, add my personal congratulations and thanks to/ those of THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES for such a delightful / effort. / [signed] David. W. Streader / Mayor
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