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Medal - Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42907

Summary:
Australia Queensland Rockhampton
1954 (AD)
Medal , Royal Visit , Elizabeth II , Rockhampton
Presented to the children of Central Queensland by Rockhampton City Council
Description:
Obverse: Head of Elizabeth II; around: *HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II * ROYAL VISIT TO ROCKHAMPTON , QLD.
Reverse: PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN OF CENTRAL QUEENSLAND * 1954 * / BY/ ROCKHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: royal visit to australia 1954, royal visits
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- )
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
DateEra: 1954 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Elizabeth II. Around: *HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II * ROYAL VISIT TO ROCKHAMPTON , QLD.
Reverse Description: PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN OF CENTRAL QUEENSLAND * 1954 * / BY/ ROCKHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
Inscriptions: HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II ROYAL VISIT TO ROCKHAMPTON, QLD.
PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN OF CENTRAL QUEENSLAND 1954
BY ROCKHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Aluminium
Issued By: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II, England, Great Britain, 1954
References: Carlisle 1954/7

Comments

Timothy James Collins Posted on 09 Apr 2010 11:37 AM
I have found one of these coins in Gladstone please let me know if there is any historical significance
Discovery Centre Posted on 11 Apr 2010 12:53 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Timothy! This medal was produced to commemorate the visit of QEII to Rockhampton, and is part of a tradition of medals produced for school children to commemorate significant public events. There were 1500 medals minted. Enjoy your find!
narelle O'rourke Posted on 17 Apr 2010 9:24 PM
what was the na,me of the car used for the Queens royal visit in Rockhampton in 1954?
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 Apr 2010 4:49 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, Narelle. We can't find the name of the vehicle in our own records. Even the newspaper article from the period available at this website refers to it as simply "the Royal car." For detailed information about the visit, you may be interested in this website by the National Archives of Australia, although note that the only clue about vehicles at that website is the reference to the Royal Visit Car Company, who presumably arranged the car/s. Hope this helps!
Discovery Centre Posted on 24 Apr 2010 11:08 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Narelle, after further investigation we've come up with some other answers. An article with an image of the Queen's car from Rockhampton's Morning Bulletin of 16 March 1954 is a Humber Super Snipe Convertible (a Rootes Group car) which was probably transported in the Royal Yacht Britannia for the Tour. This web page indicates that the car was a 1953 model made especially for the tour.
Rockie Hampton Posted on 15 Feb 2013 1:46 PM
Yes! A black Humber Super Snip convertible. I was a member of a school cadet corp. who had to stand in the March sun to but see them cruising by. Oh! The extasy of it all!.

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