When the Queen Came to Town

Australian Premiere
Maurice Murphy
  • Bert Newton
G UK/Australia
78 min

It was 1954 Australia: postdepression, post-war and pretelevision, and Australians came in their millions to bask in the presence of a monarch. The Queen’s maiden visit to Australia marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. Relive the nostalgia of a young Australia as Queen Elizabeth II travels the country, from major cities to small towns, greeting the enthusiastic people of Australia with her grace and beauty.

Narrated by Bert Newton, vivid footage shot by both officials and onlookers captures the memories of the pageantry and ceremony, while those who were witness recreate that time and reflect on how it touched the lives and fabric of Australian society.

High Tea Special Event - check the event page for your city for details (excl. Perth & Byron Bay)