Sutherland Railway Station, Royal Visit 1954

Sutherland Railway Station was decorated for Queen Elizabeth II's visit in 1954 when she and the Duke of Edinburgh passed through on the Royal Train. [tapview] This article was written to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee was originally published on 15 August 2012 on the 2ssr997fm blog, which has now been deleted.

Queen Elizabeth II visits the Sutherland Shire, 1954

In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip briefly visited the Sutherland Shire during their Australian visit. The royal couple arrived in Sydney aboard the Gothic on Wednesday, 3 February, as the First Field Regiment fired 21-gun salute from North Head, and thousands cheered. Sutherland Shire President Arthur Harper and his wife were present when Governor-General William Slim, NSW Governor John Northcott, Prime Minister Robert…