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The excitement and fervour of the tour was captured by the photographers of the Australian News and Information Bureau who were there at every stage of the Queen's two month visit. View a selection of images from the tour below.
An exhausting itinerary
The Queen's tour was comprehensive and she visited every state and territory, except Darwin, from her arrival on 3 February to her departure on 1 April. The royal party was based in major cities for most of their stay, but made numerous side trips to other locations.
New South Wales
Sydney: 3-18 February, Newcastle: 9 February, Lismore: 9-10 February, Casino: 10 February, Dubbo: 10 February, Wollongong: 11 February, Bathurst: 12 February, Katoomba: 12 February, Lithgow: 12 February, Wagga Wagga: 13 February
Australia Capital Territory
Canberra: 13-18 February.
Hobart: 20-23 February, Wynyard: 23 February, Burnie: 23 February, Ulverstone: 23 February, Devonport: 23 February, Cressy: 23-24 February, Launceston: 24 February
Melbourne: 24 February-9 March.
Mount Gambier: 26 February.
Hamilton: 26 February, Flinders: 2 March, Sale: 3 March, Traralgon: 3 March, Yallourn:3 March, Warragul: 3 March, Benalla: 5 March, Shepparton: 5 March, Echuca: 5 March, Rochester: 5 March, Bendigo: 5 March, Castlemaine: 5 March, Maryborough: 5 March, Ballarat: 6 March, Geelong: 6 March, Warburton: 6 March.
Brisbane: 9-18 March, Bundaberg: 11 March, Toowoomba: 11 March, Cairns: 12 March, Townsville: 13 March, Mackay: 15 March, Rockhampton: 15 March.
New South Wales
Broken Hill: 18 March.
Adelaide: 18-26 March, Whyalla: 20 March, Port Lincoln: 20 March, Woomera: 22 March, Renmark: 23 March,
Mildura: 25 March.
Kalgoorlie: 26 March, Perth: 26 March, Busselton: 30 March, Albany: 30 March, Northam: 31 March, York: 31 March, Fremantle: 1 April.