Queen Elizabeth II – Visits to Newcastle in the Hunter Region

Her Majesty The Queen visited Newcastle on four occasions in 1954, 1970, 1977 and 1988.

Our Thanks

We thank the staff and volunteers of the Auchmuty Library Special Collections GLAMx Lab who digitised the extensive NBN footage of the Queen’s 1970 visit to the State Dockyard and news broadcasts of the 1988 visit; and to the volunteers of the Newcastle & Hunter District Historical Society who safeguarded the Newcastle Morning Herald and related newspapers, special editions of the Queen’s visits, which we have digitised a selection for you to view below.

Her Majesty The Queen’s 1954 Royal Visit

Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 1
Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 1

 

Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 3
Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 3

 

Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 5
Queen Visits Newcastle, Newcastle Morning Herald, 10 February 1954, Page 5

 

Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to BHP Newcastle Steelworks, 1954.

Royal Visit to Newcastle Steel Works 9 February 1954 (Recto)
Royal Visit to Newcastle Steel Works 9 February 1954 (Recto)

 

Royal Visit to Newcastle Steel Works 9 February 1954 (Verso)
Royal Visit to Newcastle Steel Works 9 February 1954 (Verso)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, NSW Central Coast area, [1954]

 

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Newcastle in February 1954. The tour included a river cruise and stop over at the seaside suburb of Stockton, NSW.

Her Majesty The Queen’s 1970 Royal Visit

This footage was created by NBN Television during the Royal party’s visit to Newcastle in 1970. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, and Princess Anne came to Newcastle’s dockyard, where the Queen named a ship the ‘Darwin Trader’. They also attended a large ceremony at the International Sports Center where the Queen opened the center for the first time since construction began in 1967. This is now known as McDonald Jones Stadium.

00:0024:07 Royal Party visit the Dockyards

24:0849:00 Royal Party visit International Sports Center

Produced by NBN Channel 3, Australia Courtesy – NBN Television Archive, University of Newcastle (Australia).  Digitised at the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab, UON Library.

Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald
Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald

 

Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald, p.2 and 15
Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald, p. 2 and 15

 

Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald, pp.8-9
Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald, pp.8-9

 

Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald p.10
Royal Visit Souvenir, April 10, 1970. Newcastle Morning Herald, p.10

 

Newcastle State Dockyard, Royal Visit, 10 April, 1970

 

Her Majesty The Queen’s 1977 Royal Visit

Opened Newcastle regional Art Gallery, Laman Street, Newcastle

Her Majesty The Queen’s 1988 Royal Visit

The Newcastle Post, 4 May 1988, Insert
The Newcastle Post, 4 May 1988, Insert

 

Queen's Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 1 and 44
Queen’s Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 1 and 44

 

Queen's Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 2 and 4-
Queen’s Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 2 and 4-

 

Queen's Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 4 and 4-
Queen’s Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 4 and 4-

 

Queen's Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 42 and 3
Queen’s Visit Souvenir 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Post. pp 42 and 3

 

The Royal Visit 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Star.
The Royal Visit 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Star.

 

Official Souvenir Edition 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Star pp.2 and 15
Official Souvenir Edition 4 May 1988, The Newcastle Star pp.2 and 15

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