Menu for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the royal train, 1954

Illustrated menu cover showing a colour drawing of the New South Wales floral emblem, the waratah, under the state railway logo. Title reads: 'Menu for the tour of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1954'

In 1954 Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning monarch to set foot on Australian soil. Arriving in Sydney on 3 February and departing the country on 1 April, the Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, visited more than 70 cities and towns across the country. What the Queen was served for lunch can be seen in the beautiful menus for her trips on the royal train.

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