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Programme - Royal Ball, City of Melbourne, 1954 Document Reg. No: HT 7484

Summary:
Programme for a Ball held by The City of Melbourne, in honour of the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, at the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 2 March 1954.

The programme has the Melbourne coat of arms at the upper margin of the cover, and an illustration of the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, the Royal residence.
Description:
Booklet style programme for a Royal Ball. The cover of the programme is off-white coloured cardboard. It features text printed in brown ink, and a colour illustration of part of Edinburgh Castle, contains within an embossed circular border. Fixed to the interior of the cover is the programme of events; it is printed on a single piece of paper which has been folded in half. The back face is fixed to the left side of cover. The Programme is printed in brown text, and lists 25 dance numbers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr D. Fraser, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.3 cm (Height), 0.1 cm (Width), 9.0 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: royal visit to australia 1954, royal exhibition building, royalty british, dancing, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959
Themes this item is part of: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921- ), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Cover: The City of Melbourne / Ball / In honour of the visit / of / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II / and / His Royal Highness / The Duke of Edinburgh / Exhibition Building / Tuesday 2nd. March. 1954
Person Commemorated: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954
Person Commemorated: HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954
Organiser of Event: City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 Mar 1954

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