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South Australia Coronation Celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II, Official Programme, 31 May to 6 June 1953

2006.0031.0148

South Australia Coronation Celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II, Official Programme, 31 May to 6 June 1953

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Physical description

A paperback programme with a cream cover, featuring border designs in lilac and text in brown "South Australia / Coronation / Celebrations / Queen Elizabeth II / Official Programme / 31ST MAY / TO / 6TH JUNE / 1953".

Statement of significance

The Professor Peter Spearritt collection No. 2 is divided into four categories; British Royal Family memorabilia, Australian Republic Movement material, T-shirts with Indigenous motifs and anti-logging material. The British Royal Family memorabilia category predominantly relates to Queen Elizabeth II's 1954 tour of Australia. The items were specifically collected by the vendor for the 1993 exhibition entitled Australians and the Monarchy. The Australian Republic Movement material was also featured in this exhibition. The Indigenous motifs T-shirts and the anti-logging material were collected for the 1992 exhibition Lie of the Land. Both exhibitions were jointly created by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. Professor Spearritt was the head curator of both exhibitions.

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