Glass - Royal Visit Souvenir

Production date
Circa 1954
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Object detail

Glass souvenir made to commemorate the 1954 royal tour of Australia. Curved clear glass with red white and gold transfer on one side and worn gold painted rim.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Glass
Production date
Circa 1954
H78 x Dia.56 mm
Media/Materials description
[red and gold crown insignia] \ 19 E II R 54 \ ROYAL VISIT TO \ AUSTRALIA
History and use
This glass was created to commemorate the 1954 visit to Australia of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. It was part of a set of four, featuring the E II R insignia beneath a crown and incorporating a map of Australia and the date. The royal visit began in February of 1954 and made Queen Elizabeth II the first reigning monarch to visit Australia. Their visit took in all the capital cities (except Darwin) and around 70 regional communities.

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