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Footage of the Queen Mother at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 1958

Queen Mother and Archibishop Halse outside St John's Cathedral, 20 February 1958. Still from 29226/7. Bill Rahmann Films 1948-ca 1987. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

From 18 to 21 February 1958, the Queen Mother visited Queensland in a whistle-stop tour which included a State Reception at Parliament House, a North Brisbane School Children’s Welcome at the Exhibition Grounds, a South Brisbane Children’s Welcome at the Brisbane Cricket Grounds, a Civic Welcome at Brisbane’s City Hall and visits to Ipswich and … Read more

Shakespeare Fans

This is the Brisbane Shakespeare Society, dressed up for a production of Henry V at the Exhibition Building on 23 April 1918. Queenslanders at the time seemed to be equal fans of Shakespeare and Edward, the Prince of Wales. In 1920, to honor a visit by the Prince, they went all out with a Shakespeare … Read more