In 1954, the newly crowned Elizabeth became the first reigning monarch to visit Australia.
Queensland was included in the itinerary and seven million people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty and Prince Phillip.
To acknowledge the unwavering devotion and service of Her Majesty to the Commonwealth, a series of displays and stories are being shared at Sunshine Coast museums and as on-line exhibitions.
Find these throughout June at
- Landsborough Museum
- Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct
- Nambour Museum
- Yandina Historic House and Museum
- Heritage Library
“As I look ahead with a sense of hope and optimism to the year of my Platinum Jubilee, I am reminded of how much we can be thankful for. These last seven decades have seen extraordinary progress socially, technologically and culturally that have benefitted us all; and I am confident that the future will offer similar opportunities to us and especially to the younger generations in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth. – The Queen’s Accession Day message.”
Find out more 👉 https://heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Programs-and-Events/Queens-Jubilee