Kununurra Museum Spring Book Fair - Posted 26 Aug 2012
The 1963 Royal Tour Open Day at Kununurra Museum
There will be an Open Day at the Kununurra Museum on Sunday March 17th 2013
On that date in 1963, Kununurra was a stop for the Royal Tour, when, HRH Queen Elizabeth II addressed crowds and opened the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) Hospital in Kununurra. In 2013 it will be 50 years since March 17th 1963,
the day the Royal Tour landed, reputedly, the first (and only?) time,
that the Queen has landed on an unsealed,(gravel - "dirt strip") runway.
Do any royal watchers know if this is true? If so please contact us. A countdown to this 50th anniversary
has been added to the sidebar on the right.
Some newly digitised images are available online, of a
control tower, which was erected for the 1963 Royal Tour, then
dismantled. It was made of scaffolding, but no doubt equipped with the
latest technology available in 1963. These photographs and others in the
collections also show two RAAF fire tenders, which were reputed to have
been flown to Kununurra on RAAF transport aircraft, then flown away.
It would be great to see if there are any photographs of the Royal Yacht, Brittania, alongside the Wyndham jetty, or any others you may have of the Royal Tour to the Kimberley in 1963. Please contact us if you do and tell us your story on this or any other Kimberley history.
OR View the Royal Tour 1963 photographic "Set" on Flickr, (Link goes to the set on Flickr in a new tab).(Also see - The KHS Events Page)
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