We recently obtained a photograph in the Inner West Council Library and History collections of Queens Elizabeth II visit to Ashfield. So it was February 6 1954 just 3 days after the Queen landed in Australia when the royal car and entourage made its way from Burwood to Concord making stops to wave and connect with over one million lining the streets to get a glimpse.
Read all about the historic traffic jams in the SMH
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 6 February 1954, page 6
The Queen’s car drove down Parramatta Road along Ashfield Park: 6 February 1954
Image: Queen Elizabeth courtesy of Inner West Council Library and History Service
Join Us for History Week 2016, come and explore the historic collections of our neighbors in a colorful Exhibition. Explore the History of Annandale at the Tetch Gallery, or take a walk down memory lane on one of the walking tours.