The Queen and New South Wales
From the first Royal visit in 1954 to her final Tour, the relationship between Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people and communities of New South Wales only grew in warmth and strength during her 12 visits to New South Wales.
Spanning the seven decades of her Reign, the Queen witnessed pivotal moments in the State’s development, engaged with millions of Australians, each with their own personal story of connection, and oversaw the appointment of 10 Governors and 19 Premiers of New South Wales. While society changed, her Reign maintained the dignity, grace and composure that so defined an unparalleled period of peace, growth and stability.
In looking back, New South Wales gives thanks for an extraordinary life of service.