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The Queen in Tasmania


The Queen in Tasmania celebrates all the pomp and excitement of two major royal visits to Australia’s Apple Isle.

Masterfully filmed by the Tasmanian Government Film Unit, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s first visit in 1954 was barely a year after her coronation, replete with official motorcade, military procession and a colourful performance from thousands of local school children.

Joined by Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth II explored Australia’s second oldest city in Hobart, visiting Government House and the Repatriation Hospital before venturing North West to take in the many sights and experiences of Devonport and Launceston.

Returning sixteen years later in 1970 with Prince Phillip and this time Princess Anne and Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II participated in the bicentenary celebrations of Captain James Cook’s legendary voyage to Australia, unveiling a memorial plaque in Macquarie Street, Hobart. The royal visitors  also travelled to Longley to witness first hand from the tree, Tasmania’s principle primary crop – apple harvesting. As well as ceremonial duties associated with the Royal Hobart Hospital, the tour took the royals to the race course in Launceston for some competitive equine excitement.

A unique step back in time, with engaging commentary and fascinating insight, The Queen in Tasmania details two remarkable royal tours, celebrating both the places and the people touched by such a significant and memorable engagement.

Cast : Queen Elizabeth II

Director :  Peter Richman

No of Disks – 1

Running Time – 40 minutes

Audio Format – 2.0 (Dual Mono)

Region – All

Format – Pal

Colour – Colour & B&W

Language – English

Catalogue No – DAVID3503

Aspect Ratio – 4:3

Subtitles – None

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