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Badge - Royal Visit, Victoria, 1954 Object Reg. No: SH 961509

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Button

Round badge manufactured to celebrate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Australia in 1954. The badge was purchased to celebrate the 1954 Royal visit by Mrs Boyunegnez, who was a school girl at the time. She performed in a school demonstration for the Queen during her visit to Australia.
Description:
Small metal badge with red, white and blue ribbon attached. The badge shows a picture of Queen Elizabeth 2 against a British flag and an Australian Red Ensign. The Queen is wearing a tiara and a necklace. At the base of the badge is a scroll with the text 'Royal Tour.' The small length of ribbon is attached to the pin at the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Boyunegnez, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.20 cm (Height)
Dimension Comment: diameter 3.2

More information

Tagged with: celebrations, royal visits, royalty, royalty british, press
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On badge: 'Royal Tour'
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1954
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Person Depicted: HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1954

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