MS 9174

Speeches Presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Australia, 1954-1992


This collection, presented to the Library by Government House, Canberra, comprises a set of speeches made by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Australia. This list, and the collection, is arranged chronologically within each tour.

Contents:

1954 Tour, February 3-April 1
1963 Tour, February 18-March 27
1970 Tour, March 30-May 3
1973 Tour, October 17-22
1974 Tour, February 27-28
1977 Tour, March 7-30
1980 Tour, May 24-28
1981 Tour, September 26-October 21
1982 Tour, October 5-13
1986 Tour, March 2-13
1988 Tour, April 19-May 10
1992 Tour, February 18-25


1954 Tour, February 3-April 1

3rd February Welcome by Lord Mayor to Sydney
4th February Opening of Parliament of New South Wales
4th February Women's Luncheon, Sydney
4th February State banquet, Sydney
5th February Unveiling the King George V and King George VI Memorial, Sydney
5th February Children's Assembly, Sydney
9th February Welcome by Lord Mayor, Newcastle, NSW
9th February Children's Assembly, Newcastle, 1954
10th February Welcome by Mayor, Lismore, NSW
10th February Welcome by Mayor, Casino, NSW
10th February Welcome by Mayor, Dubbo, NSW
11th February Welcome by Mayor, Wollongong, NSW
11th February Assembly of Children, Wollongong, NSW
12th February Welcome by Mayor, Bathurst, NSW
12th February Assembly of Children, Bathurst, NSW
12th February Welcome by Mayor, Katoomba, NSW
12th February Welcome by Mayor, Lithgow, NSW
13th February Welcome by Mayor, Wagga Wagga, NSW
13th February Australian Capital Territory Advisory Council, Citizens' Reception, Canberra
15th February Opening of the Australian Parliament, Canberra
15th February Government House, Canberra, meeting with representatives from the Australian Territories
16th February Unveiling of the Australian National Memorial to America, Canberra
16th February School children's gathering, Canberra
16th February State Banquet, Parliament House, Canberra
17th February Presenting of new Colours to the Corps of Staff Cadets, Royal Military College, Canberra
20th February Welcome by Lord Mayor, Hobart, Tasmania
20th February School Children's demonstration, North Hobart Oval
20th February Unveiling of Sesquicentenary Memorial, Hobart
22nd February Opening of Parliament of Tasmania, Hobart
23rd February Official welcome, Devonport Municipality, Tasmania
23rd February School children's demonstration at Devonport Oval, Tasmania
24th February Welcome by Mayor, Launceston, Tasmania
24th February School children's demonstration at York Park Oval, Launceston, Tasmania
24th February Welcome by Mayor at Essendon, Victoria
24th February Welcome at Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Victoria
24th February Welcome by Lord Mayor, Melbourne
25th February Opening of Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne
26th February Official welcome, Shire of Dundas, Victoria
26th February Welcome by Mayor, City of Hamilton, Victoria
26th February Welcome by Mayor, Mount Gambier, South Australia
27th February State Banquet, Melbourne
28th February Dedication of additions to Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
2nd March Women's Organisations Luncheon, Melbourne
3rd March Welcome by Mayor, Sale, Victoria
3rd March Official welcome, Traralgon, Victoria
3rd March Official welcome, Warragul, Victoria
4th March Children's display, Melbourne Cricket Ground
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Bendigo, Victoria
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Benalla, Victoria
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Echuca, Victoria
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Shepparton, Victoria
5th March Official welcome, Tatura, Victoria
5th March Official welcome, Rochester, Victoria
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Castlemaine, Victoria
5th March Welcome by Mayor, Shire of Tullaroop, Victoria
6th March Welcome by Mayor, Geelong, Victoria
6th March Welcome by Mayor, Ballarat, Victoria
9th March State Reception at Parliament House, Brisbane
9th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Brisbane
10th March Display of school children, Exhibition Grounds, Brisbane
10th March Parliamentary Luncheon, Brisbane
11th March Welcome by Mayor, Bundaberg, Queensland
11th March Welcome by Mayor, Toowoomba, Queensland
12th March Welcome by Mayor, Townsville, Queensland
13th March Welcome by Mayor, Cairns, Queensland
15th March Welcome by Mayor, Mackay, Queensland
15th March Welcome by Mayor, Rockhampton, Queensland
17th March Reception by Women's Organisations, Brisbane
18th March Welcome by Mayor, Broken Hill, NSW
18th March Address over the Flying Doctor Network from Broken Hill base
19th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Adelaide.
20th March Welcome by Mayor, Whyalla, S. Aust.
20th March Welcome by Mayor, Port Lincoln, S. Aust.
23rd March Opening of Parliament of South Australia, Adelaide
23rd March Children's demonstration, Adelaide
23rd March State Banquet, Adelaide
24th March Women's Reception, Adelaide
25th March Welcome by Mayor, Renmark, S. Aust.
25th March Welcome by Mayor, Mildura, S. Aust.
26th March Welcome by Mayor, Boulder, WA.
26th March Welcome by Mayor, Kalgoorlie, WA.
27th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Perth
27th March Parliamentary Reception, Perth
29th March Women's Reception, Perth
30th March Official welcome, Busselton, WA.
30th March Official welcome, Albany, WA.
31st March Official welcome, Northam, WA.
31st March Welcome by Mayor, York, WA.
1st April Speech broadcast in lieu of speech at Children's Demonstration at Claremont, WA.
1st April Welcome by Mayor, Fremantle, WA.
1st April Queen's farewell broadcast to Australia

1963 Tour, February 18-March 27

7-17th February Ten speeches presented in New Zealand at the beginning of the 1963 tour of Australia
18th February The Queen's reply to speeches of welcome, Parliament House, Canberra
20th February Civic Welcome , Adelaide
20th February Welcome by Premier of South Australia, Royal Music Festival, Adelaide
21st February Official Welcome, Elizabeth, S. Aust.
25th February Welcome by Lord Mayor, Melbourne
25th February Opening of Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
27th February Welcome by Lord Mayor, Hobart
28th February Welcome by Premier of Tasmania, Royal Hobart Regatta
2nd March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Sydney
2nd March Welcome by Premier of New South Wales, Sydney
4th March Welcome, University of New South Wales -- Opening of Wallace Wurth School of Medicine and the School of Biological Sciences
6th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Brisbane
6th March Welcome by Premier of Queensland, Exhibition Ground, Brisbane
6th March Unveiling of stone, Bulwer Island to commemorate the discovery of oil
12th March Canberra Jubilee Celebrations
13th March Opening of R.G. Menzies Building, Australian National University, Canberra
14th March Welcome by Administrator of the Northern Territories, Alice Springs, NT.
15th March Address over Flying Doctor Network from Alice Springs, NT.
17th March Welcome, Kununurra, WA.
18th March Address to the People of the Outback from Britannia
18th March Welcome by Mayor, Darwin
20th March Welcome by Manager, Yampi, Australian Iron & Steel Pty Ltd, Cockatoo and Coolan Islands
21st March Official welcome, Broome Shire, WA.
24th March Welcome by Mayor, Geraldton, WA
25th March Opening of Council House, Perth
25th March University of Western Australia Golden Jubilee Celebrations
26 March Farewell broadcast from Britannia

1970 Tour, March 30-May 3

2nd April State Reception, Hobart
3rd April Opening of the North East Building, Royal Hobart Hospital
6th April Opening of the Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Exhibition of Australian Art, Melbourne
6 April Presentation of the Royal Warrant granting new Armorial Bearings to the City of Melbourne
8 April Opening of the Arthur Rylah Institute of Environmental Studies, Melbourne
10 April Opening of the Newcastle International Sports Centre, NSW
10 April Naming of the bulk container ship Darwin Trader in Newcastle, NSW
13th April Opening of the new District Courts Building
14th April Welcome by Premier of Queensland, Royal National Showground, Brisbane
16th April Broadcast over the Flying Doctor Service network, from Mount Isa
20th April Giving assent to the James Cook University of Northern Queensland Bill, Townsville, Queensland
22nd April Opening of the James Cook Historical Museum and Joseph Banks Garden, Cooktown, Queensland
23rd April Commonwealth Government Reception, Canberra
25th April Inauguration of the Captain Cook Memorial, Canberra
26th April Presentation of the Canberra Carillon
26th April Broadcast on radio and television to the Australian Nation, from Canberra
27th April Presentation of new Colours to the Royal Military College, Duntroon
29th April Re-enactment of the landing of Captain Cook at Kurnell, Botany Bay, NSW
30th April Opening of the restored Old Government House as a museum, Parramatta, NSW
1st May Opening of the Goodwin Village for Retired People, Woollahra, NSW
3rd May Opening of the new Sydney Airport International Terminal

1973 Tour, October 17-22

18 October Parliamentary Luncheon, Parliament House, Canberra
20th October Welcome by Lord Mayor, Civic Reception, Sydney
20th October Opening of the Sydney Opera House

1974 Tour, February 27-28

28th February Opening of the Second Session of the 28th Parliament, Canberra

1977 Tour, March 7-30

8th March Reception, Parliament House, Canberra
9th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Brisbane
9th March Welcome by Premier of Queensland, Brisbane
10th March Naming of Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Sports Centre, Nathan, Queensland
11th March Naming of fountain in Brisbane River
11th March Opening of Peel-Cunningham County Council Building, Tamworth, NSW
11th March Opening of Newcastle Art Gallery
13th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Sydney
15th March Opening of Bridgewater High School
16th March Welcome by Lord Mayor, Melbourne
17th March Welcome by Premier of Victoria, and unveiling of Jubilee Art Acquisition at State Reception, National Gallery of Victoria

1980 Tour, May 24-28

26th May Presentation to the Queen of the Silver Jubilee gift of a racehorse, Government House, Canberra
26th May Opening of the High Court of Australia, Canberra
27th May Welcome by Premier of New South Wales at State Reception, Sydney
27th May Welcome by Mayor, Bankstown, NSW
28th May Opening of Civic Square, Melbourne
28th May Welcome by the Premier of Victoria, at State Reception, National Gallery of Victoria

1981 Tour, September 26-October 21

2nd October State Government Reception, Melbourne
5th October Welcome by Lord Mayor, Hobart
5th October Welcome by Premier of Tasmania, State Reception, Hobart
9th October State Reception, Adelaide Festival Centre

1982 Tour, October 5-13

6th October Opening of the new Darwin Naval Base
7th October Welcome by Lord Mayor, City Hall, Brisbane
8th October Welcome by Premier of Queensland, State Reception, Queensland Art Gallery
11th October Opening of Mount Druitt Hospital, Sydney
12th October Opening of the Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1986 Tour, March 2-13

3rd March Unveiling of plaque, National Naval Memorial, Canberra
3rd March Parliament House Reception, Canberra
4th March Welcome by Premier of New South Wales, Sydney
5th March Opening of the Parramatta Stadium
5th March Presentation of new Colours to RAAF Richmond
7th March Speech given at Ballam Park Technical School, Frankston, Victoria
7th March Presentation of new Colours to HMAS Cerberus
9th March Opening of Carrick Hill, South Australia
11th March Civic Reception, Adelaide
12th March Opening of the Whyalla Foreshore Development, S. Aust.

1988 Tour, April 19-May 10

22nd April Speech to Outback children over the School of the Air, from Kalgoorlie
25th April ANZAC Day Parade and Service, Hobart
28th April Opening of the Exhibition 'First Impressions : the British Discovery of Australia', Melbourne
29th April Opening of the Stockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach, Queensland
30th April Opening ceremony of World Expo 88, Brisbane
4th May Opening of Darling Harbour, Sydney
9th May Opening of the new Parliament House, Canberra
10th May Presentation of new Colours, Corps of Staff Cadets, Royal Military College of Australia, Canberra

1992 Tour, February 18-25

20th February 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of Sydney as a city, Sydney Town Hall
20th February Opening of the Second Session of the Fiftieth Parliament of New South Wales, Sydney
21st February Civic welcome, Dubbo, NSW
25th February Welcome by Premier of South Australia, Adelaide Town Hall

Compiled 4 February 1998