The Queen inspecting sheep at the Wagga Wagga agricultural show, 1954

Black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II inspecting sheep at the Wagga Wagga agricultural show in New South Wales, during her tour of Australia in 1954

Australia was swept up by the excitement of the Queen’s visit, and the reception throughout the nation was extraordinary. The Queen attended an average of five engagements a day, including dinners, parties, agricultural shows and sporting events.

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